1959 · Italy
Alessandro Twombly is seen as an established artist, who was born in Italy, like other famous artists such as Christian Fogarolli, Davide Bertocchi, Baricchi Mirko, Giovanni Kronenberg, and Gianni Colombo. Alessandro Twombly was born in 1959.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Alessandro Twombly is represented by two galleries, which are Galleria Alessandra Bonomo in Rome, Italy and Aurel Scheibler in Berlin, Germany. Alessandro Twombly most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie De La Béraudiére in Brussels with the exhibition Nile Song. The exhibition was open from 17 April 2018 until 19 July 2018. Alessandro Twombly's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (14 October 2019 - 30 January 2020) at Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti in Milan and In the beginning was the flower (12 April 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti in Milan. Alessandro Twombly's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Nile Song and took place at Galerie De La Béraudiére in Brussels, Belgium from the 17 April 2018 to 19 July 2018.
Historical Context of Italy
The classical era of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its sumptuous artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent era of cultural and political awakenings, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most fundamental artistic centres, home to pioneering 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 Alessandro Twombly
Alessandro Twombly was born in 1959 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, blossomed in Tokyo in the 1970s. Rejecting conventional ideas of representation, the artists favoured a depiction of the world through an engagement with materials and an exploration of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly unaltered intact.