Petronele Gerlikiene was an artist. Petronele Gerlikiene was born in 1905. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hanna Fonk, Karl Gasslander, Viola Anderson, Eugene Gauss, and Walter Boje.
Further Biographical Context for Petronele Gerlikiene
Petronele Gerlikiene was born in 1905 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.