Cao Yuanyu

1898 - 1988

Artist biography

Cao Yuanyu was a visual artist, Born in 1898, Cao Yuanyu passed away in 1988. Artists Helmut Bachrach-Barée, Tadeusz Bulewski, Marja Berezowska Grusowa, Averil Courtney Conwell, and Alfred Arndt are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Yuanyu

Born in 1898, Cao Yuanyu grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are seen as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a predominant way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Cao Yuanyu

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