Cao Ying

1908 - 1990

Artist biography

Cao Ying was a creative visual artist, Born in 1908, Cao Ying passed away in 1990. Artists like Clayson Baker, Roberto Araújo, Claude Guibert, Stephen Berge, and Louise Brinks-Sluyters were also born in 1908.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Ying

Born in 1908, Cao Ying was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time 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 solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within 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 focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Cao Ying

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