Cao Ruxian

1906 - 1979

Artist biography

Cao Ruxian was a creative visual artist, Cao Ruxian, born in 1906, died in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are The Estate Of David Smith, Marguerite Rose A. Bielefeldt, Alexander Clayton, Evgeny Burgunker, and Pierre Bochot.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Ruxian

Cao Ruxian was born in 1906 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Cao Ruxian

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