1926 - 2015
Further Biographical Context for Luis Cajal
Born in 1926, Luis Cajal's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout 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 prevail, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical 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.