Marcello Gallian

1902

Artist biography

Marcello Gallian was a creative visual artist. Marcello Gallian was born in 1902. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alfred Ceike, Alice Andrist, José Pedro Costigliolo, Ernesto Furio Navarro, and Lothar Albert.

Further Biographical Context for Marcello Gallian

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

Marcello Gallian

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