Chen Yushan

1904 - 1987

Artist biography

Chen Yushan was a creative visual artist, Chen Yushan was born in 1904 and died in 1987. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Chrystabel Aitken, Frans Henri Boers, Hilde Broer, Carl Dame Clarke, and Attilio Alfieri.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Yushan

Born in 1904, Chen Yushan was primarily influenced by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, 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 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 empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Chen Yushan

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