Cao Gengsheng

1891 - 1980

Artist biography

Cao Gengsheng was an artist, Cao Gengsheng was born in 1891 and died in 1980. Artists Alma E. Bostick, Tunis Ponsen, Alice Drouart Cohout, Renato Bolcioni, and Walter Bangerter are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Gengsheng

Born in 1891, Cao Gengsheng's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famed Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. In Italy, artists such as Boccioni, Severini and Balla were hoping to capture the speed and dynamism of the machine age, in a movement named Futurism.

Cao Gengsheng

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