Chen Dayuan

1905 - 1981

Artist biography

Chen Dayuan was a creative artist, Born in 1905, Chen Dayuan passed away in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arturo Bonfanti, René Robert Bouché, Philippe Albin De Buncey, Joaquin Angulo Garcia, and Diane Felsher.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Dayuan

Born in 1905, Chen Dayuan was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Chen Dayuan

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