Chen Dieyi

1907 - 2007

Artist biography

Chen Dieyi was a visual artist, Chen Dieyi was born in 1907 and died in 2007. Artists Lisa Langley, António Amadeu Conceição Cruz, Ture Bengtz, Maie L. Brooks, and Catherine Tharp Altvater are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Dieyi

Chen Dieyi was born in 1907 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. Key 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 influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip 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 leading 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 enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Chen Dieyi

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