1890 - 1944
Chen Zhu was an artist, Chen Zhu, born in 1890, died in 1944. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Albert E. Bailey, Leon Al Biju, Bruto Cimadopi, Erna Blom, and Adrian Paul Allinson.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Zhu
Born in 1890, Chen Zhu was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the beginning 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 as a member. In Paris during the same time, 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 pictorial reality with Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed 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 across all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be seen to source many of their crucial founding principles in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.