Cao Jingyuan

1890 - 1946

Artist biography

Cao Jingyuan was a visual artist, Cao Jingyuan was born in 1890 and died in 1946. Artists Ugo Boccato, Margaret Beard Wilson, Laure Brouardel, Sjang Van Bergen, and Willy Buddenberg are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Jingyuan

Cao Jingyuan was born in 1890, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 evolved many modes of these key 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 primary 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.

Cao Jingyuan

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