Orla Muff

1903 - 1984

Artist biography

Orla Muff was a visual artist. Orla Muff was born in 1903 and died in 1984. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Ugo Cleis, William Gordon Huff, Ruth Frieder Fuhrer, Elisabeth Model, and Endré Von Derera.

Further Biographical Context for Orla Muff

Born in 1903, Orla Muff was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have this time 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 extremely influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Orla Muff

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