1890 - 1977
Otto Matousek was a visual artist. Born in 1890, Otto Matousek passed away in 1977. Artists like Alice Clayes Des, Harry Fanckboner, Erich Frankenberg, Jules Cannert, and Eana B. Jeans were also born in 1890.
Further Biographical Context for Otto Matousek
Born in 1890, Otto Matousek's creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had witnessed. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of renowned 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 first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.