Karin Norelius

1909 · Sweden

Artist biography

Karin Norelius is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Julia Bondesson, Rolf Hanson, Anneè Olofsson, Charlotte Walentin, and Henrik Samuelsson. Karin Norelius was born in 1909.

Further Biographical Context for Karin Norelius

Karin Norelius was born in 1909 and was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also extremely influential amongst artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread across the globe.

Karin Norelius

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