1890 - 1954
Chen Jitang was a creative visual artist, Chen Jitang was born in 1890 and died in 1954. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Katharine M. Barker, Christine Jeannette Abel, Karl Peter Röhl, Alexander F. Bick, and Wesley Garrett Becker.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Jitang
Born in 1890, Chen Jitang was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famous Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be seen to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.