Otakar Mrkvicka

1898 - 1957

Artist biography

Otakar Mrkvicka was a creative visual artist. Otakar Mrkvicka was born in 1898 and died in 1957. Artists like Jan Lichtag, Josef Durych, Oskar Donau, Giovanni Molteni, and Karl Ludwig Ferdinand Friedrich were also born in 1898.

Further Biographical Context for Otakar Mrkvicka

Otakar Mrkvicka was born in 1898 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing different ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Otakar Mrkvicka

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