Zdenek Burian

1905 - 1981

Artist biography

Zdenek Burian was a creative visual artist, Zdenek Burian was born in 1905 and died in 1981. Artists Will Burgdorf, Theodor Von Botka De Szeplak Et Szanto, Luella Buros, Eva Andersen, and Louis Bernasconi are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Zdenek Burian

Zdenek Burian was born in 1905 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic innovations 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 inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.