Further Biographical Context for Piotr Mordvinov
Born in 1929, Piotr Mordvinov's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated a number of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a new kind of magic realism.