Karel Dlabola

1902 - 1998

Artist biography

Karel Dlabola was a visual artist. Karel Dlabola was born in 1902 and died in 1998. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Leni Riefenstahl, José Cobo Barquera, Aldo Castiglioni, Chen Shoushan, and Christine Bacheler.

Further Biographical Context for Karel Dlabola

Born in 1902, Karel Dlabola's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Karel Dlabola

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