Simon Hohenegger-Dachau

1898 - 1990

Artist biography

Simon Hohenegger-Dachau was a visual artist. Born in 1898, Simon Hohenegger-Dachau passed away in 1990. Artists Hilaire Hiler, Alfredo Bigatti, George Mark Oswald Davey, Beppe To, and Chen Jiucun are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Simon Hohenegger-Dachau

Born in 1898, Simon Hohenegger-Dachau was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his lauded Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Simon Hohenegger-Dachau

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