1897 - 1967
Chen Ziyi was a visual artist, Chen Ziyi, born in 1897, died in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dennis Berardinelli, Lewis Browne, John Buckland-Wright, Ali Baba, and Joseph Allworthy.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Ziyi
Born in 1897, Chen Ziyi's creative work was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.