1894 - 1964
Further Biographical Context for Mei Hesun
Mei Hesun was born in 1894 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. A variety of collectives and groups of artists across the world developed many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. In Italy, artists such as Boccioni, Severini and Balla were looking to capture the speed and dynamism of the machine age, in a movement named Futurism.