Chen Yi

1901 - 1972

Artist biography

Chen Yi was a creative artist, Chen Yi, born in 1901, died in 1972. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gianni Brumatti, Fausto Melotti, Juan Bonafé, Alexander Camaro, and Sepp Baumgartner.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Yi

Chen Yi was born in 1901 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. 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 develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Chen Yi

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