A History of Italian Art in the 20th Century

A History of Italian Art in the 20th Century
Library Shelf Location 15.ITPI
Publication Date 2002
Description The beginning of the 20th century brought with it a desire for freedom and for breaking away from the traditional schools of thought. In Italy this manifested itself in all artistic fields, especially in painting through the works of the first great names of the Italian avant-garde which included Modigliani, Boccioni and Balla. The 1920's continued with a flow of artistic genius with works by de Chirico and Sironi, only to be halted by the growing Fascist regime, which imposed moderation yet also unbridled an undeniable artistic reaction. In the fifties Peggy Guggenheim arrives in Venice with her entourage of expressionist artists, with de Kooning, and Pollock's action art, adding a new zest to the Italian artistic community. This is the era of Fontana, Capogrossi, Colla and Burri, who disturb the public with their "scandalous" and revolutionary work. The subsequent chapters offer an overview of the post 60's movements leading up to the 80's where the Italian art world seeks to discover a new meaning for the term "modern" bringing to light the now famous Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia. The fall of the Berlin wall marks the beginning of a new era where the artists are influenced by and work with new mediums offered by modern technology. These include video, computers and sophisticated means of communication creating a very individualistic and constantly shifting artistic development. The catalog includes: full page color reproductions of the paintings, an in-depth description of each work of art and a biography of the artist. Suitable for 20th century art and/or Italian art admirers, students, collectors.
ISBN 8884912598
Quantity 1
Pages 170
Editor Sandra Pinto
Format Hardcover
Publisher Skira, Milan
Related Artists Alighiero Boetti, Cy Twombly, Emilio Vedova, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente, Gilberto Zorio, Giorgio de Chirico, Giuseppe Penone, Grazia Toderi, Jannis Kounellis, Luciano Fabro, Lucio Fontana, Mario Merz, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mimmo Paladino, Piero Manzoni, Sandro Chia, Vanessa Beecroft, Mario Airo, Luisa Lambri, Alberto Savinio, Umberto Boccioni, Amedeo Modigliani, Stefano Ariente, Carla Accardi, Enrico Castellani, Giacomo Balla, Alberto Burri, Massimo Campigli, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Carlo Carra, Felice Casorati, Ettore Colla, Gianni Colombo, Gino De Dominicis, Filippo De Pisis, Gabriele De Vecchi, Renato Di Bosso, Julius Evola, Renato Guttuso, Osvaldo Licini, Francesco Lo Savio, Mario Mafai, Alberto Magnelli, Giacomo Manzu, Marino Marini, Arturo Martini, Maurizio Mochetti, Giorgio Morandi, Gastone Novelli, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Fausto Pirandello, Armando Pizzinato, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Enrico Prampolini, Antonietta Raphael, Mimmo Rotella, Luigi Russolo, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Scipione (Gino Bonichi), Gino Severini, Mario Sironi, Giulio Turcato, Luigi Ontani
Category Art from a specific country
Keywords Futurism, Avant-garde
Related Country/Global Region Italy
Artist's Nationality Italian
Language English

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