Chen Baihe

1893 - 1980

Artist biography

Chen Baihe was a creative visual artist, Chen Baihe, born in 1893, died in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Georg Von Behrens, Abel Boulineau, Paul Camenic, Beatrice Milliken Burt, and Heinrich Bühler.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Baihe

Born in 1893, Chen Baihe's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1900s and 1910s. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first delving into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the world developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the WWI. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The vital philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Chen Baihe

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