Cai Shiqiao

1896 - 1984

Artist biography

Cai Shiqiao was a creative artist, Born in 1896, Cai Shiqiao passed away in 1984. Artists Lillian N. Florsheim, Alexander Alpert, Rudolf Beneš, Fernando Pascual Ayllon, and Piet Van Besten are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Shiqiao

Born in 1896, Cai Shiqiao's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are seen as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas initially began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to develop at an equally high rate. The idea of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a prevalent way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Cai Shiqiao

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