Octavio Medellin

1907

Artist biography

Octavio Medellin was an artist. Octavio Medellin was born in 1907. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William Frederick Colley, Georgios Mougios, Paolo Guerrini, Hazel Massey, and Marta Colvin.

Further Biographical Context for Octavio Medellin

Born in 1907, Octavio Medellin was largely influenced by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Octavio Medellin

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