Orestes Assali

1903 - 1987

Artist biography

Orestes Assali was a visual artist, Born in 1903, Orestes Assali passed away in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are NISSKY Georgy Grigorievich, Antoni Alster, Nils Af Ström, Eve Garrison, and Grace Martin Taylor.

Further Biographical Context for Orestes Assali

Orestes Assali was born in 1903 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Orestes Assali

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