Pierre Mourgue

1890 - 1969

Artist biography

Pierre Mourgue was an artist. Born in 1890, Pierre Mourgue passed away in 1969. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Miklos Deszo, Charles Herbert Clark, Bernard Depannemaker, Alfred Bloesch, and Paul Strand.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Mourgue

Born in 1890, Pierre Mourgue's creative work was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the globe evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological uses of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, developed in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Pierre Mourgue

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