Miroslav Motoška

1891 - 1956

Artist biography

Miroslav Motoška was a visual artist. Born in 1891, Miroslav Motoška passed away in 1956. Artists Jean Bouchaud, Alfred Bührer, Karl Otto Knaths, Mario Chiattone, and Ludwig Peter Kowalski are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Miroslav Motoška

Born in 1891, Miroslav Motoška was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the globe developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the terrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, developed in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Miroslav Motoška

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