Further Biographical Context for Klaus Däniker
Born in 1930, Klaus Däniker grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.