Mathieu Matégot

1910 - 2001

Artist biography

Mathieu Matégot was an artist. Mathieu Matégot was born in 1910 and died in 2001. Artists like Dan Martin, Ida Abelman, Joaquin Marti Bas, Antoni Garcia Lamolla, and Theodore Lux Feininger were also born in 1910.

Further Biographical Context for Mathieu Matégot

Mathieu Matégot was born in 1910 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring 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 the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative growth.

Mathieu Matégot

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