Chen Ding

1906 - 1931

Artist biography

Chen Ding was a visual artist, Born in 1906, Chen Ding passed away in 1931. Artists like Montserrat Barta, Walter Whall Battiss, Veniamin Briskin, Masha Braunger, and Maxwell Bennett Bates were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Ding

Born in 1906, Chen Ding's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations 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 reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading 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 empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Chen Ding

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