1904 - 1972 · Latvia
Oļģerts Ābelīte was a creative artist, who was born in Latvia, like other renowned artists such as Mārīte Kluša, Vladislavs Grišins, Biruta Delle, Aleksandrs Junkers, and Imants Krepics. Oļģerts Ābelīte was born in 1904 and died in 1972.
About Oļģerts Ābelīte's work
Oļģerts Ābelīte is often associated with figuration. Figurative art can merely be understood as art that involves strong references to the real world, or to the human figure. Often thought of as the polar opposite of Abstraction, figurative art can nonetheless remain incredibly stimulating and ground-breaking, since it includes a significant number of approaches to depict the chosen object or figure. The diversity of style in figurative art is enormous, and spans across Paul Cézanne’s bathers to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s neo-expressionist paintings.
Oļģerts Ābelīte in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Oļģerts Ābelīte
Oļģerts Ābelīte was born in 1904 and was primarily influenced 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 these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative 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 prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable 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 key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative flowering.