1900 - 1972
Further Biographical Context for Cao Juren
Cao Juren was born in 1900 and was primarily inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and communities of artists across the globe developed different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. In Italy, artists like Boccioni, Severini and Balla were seeking to capture the speed and dynamism of the machine age, in a movement named Futurism.