Maurice Mareels

1893 - 1976

Artist biography

Maurice Mareels was a creative visual artist. Born in 1893, Maurice Mareels passed away in 1976. Also born in 1893 and of this same generation are Mario Barberis, André Kauffer, Paul K. Smith, Libero Frizzi, and Anton Hiller.

Further Biographical Context for Maurice Mareels

Maurice Mareels was born in 1893 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely associated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved many modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War spawned important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Maurice Mareels

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