1919 - 2009
Further Biographical Context for Juozas Mieliulis
Juozas Mieliulis was born in 1919 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence worldwide. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to incorporate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their revolutionary political ideologies, developing a new kind of magic realism.