Agostino Bonalumi

1935 · Italy

Artist biography

Agostino Bonalumi is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other well-known artists such as Matteo Gioia, Matteo Messori, Biagio Beretta, Luca Trevisani, and Florian Crespol. Agostino Bonalumi was born in 1935.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Agostino Bonalumi's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Robilant + Voena | London, Cortesi Gallery | London, as well as Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. Agostino Bonalumi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Relief: a new perspective in Post-War Art at Cortesi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 10 June 2019 until 22 August 2019. Agostino Bonalumi's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Cortesi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (13 September 2018 - 30 October 2018) with the name Group Show and Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom (21 April 2017 - 23 April 2017) with the name Art Brussels. Agostino Bonalumi's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Art Brussels and took place at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom from the 21 April 2017 to 23 April 2017.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its immense artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent period of cultural and political flourishing, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary era, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to cutting-edge movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Agostino Bonalumi

Born in 1935, Agostino Bonalumi grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Agostino Bonalumi

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