1906 - 2009
Chen Yuncheng was a visual artist, Born in 1906, Chen Yuncheng passed away in 2009. Artists Abbie Lou Bosworth, Lino Bianchi Barriviera, Renzo Agostini, Chen Wenxi, and Lucie Leone Billings are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Yuncheng
Chen Yuncheng was born in 1906 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature 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 worldwide due to its cultural relevance, and grew to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.