Laurent Mattio

1892 - 1965

Artist biography

Laurent Mattio was a creative visual artist. Born in 1892, Laurent Mattio passed away in 1965. Artists Greta Von Braun-Giesenfeld, Gladys Milligan, Boris Viktorovitch Danchitch, Leo Bervoets, and Hubert De Monbrison are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Laurent Mattio

Born in 1892, Laurent Mattio's creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological uses of art in response to the horrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Laurent Mattio

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