Chang Renxia

1904 - 1996

Artist biography

Chang Renxia was a creative artist, Chang Renxia was born in 1904 and died in 1996. Artists Renato Barlacchi, Ernest Mancoba, Edwin Boyd Johnson, Oļģerts Ābelīte, and Hans Hartung are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chang Renxia

Born in 1904, Chang Renxia was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy 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 grow and develop further.

Chang Renxia

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