Cao Rong

1894 - 1993

Artist biography

Cao Rong was a visual artist, Born in 1894, Cao Rong passed away in 1993. Also born in 1894 and of this same generation are James Edmund Allen, Carl Altena, Greta Bruigom, Johannes Evert Jr. Akkeringa, and Ernest Alfred Sallis Benney.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Rong

Born in 1894, Cao Rong's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic 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 significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding principles in the astounding diversity of work produced during this period.

Cao Rong

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