Nikolay Kristoforich Maximov

1892 - 1974

Artist biography

Nikolay Kristoforich Maximov was an artist. Nikolay Kristoforich Maximov was born in 1892 and died in 1974. Artists Willem Dooyewaard, Aage Lund, Hanns Langenberg, Roy Cunliffe, and Robert P. Tristram Coffin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Nikolay Kristoforich Maximov

Nikolay Kristoforich Maximov was born in 1892 and was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, sprung up 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 integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Nikolay Kristoforich Maximov

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