Cai Xian

1897 - 1960

Artist biography

Cai Xian was a creative visual artist, Born in 1897, Cai Xian passed away in 1960. Artists István Beöthy, Leo Adler, Alessandro Catalani, Ferdinand Badin, and Fra Angelico Maria are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Xian

Born in 1897, Cai Xian was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed many modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War produced important developments in the psychological intentions of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which sprung up 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 developed by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Cai Xian

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