Andrea Cascella

1919 · Italy

Artist biography

Andrea Cascella is an established artist, who originates from Italy. Andrea Cascella was born in 1919. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Pietro Annigoni and Alberto Burri.

Andrea Cascella's exhibition

Andrea Cascella most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Robilant + Voena | London. The exhibition was open from 04 October 2017 until 17 November 2017.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era 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 splendid artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that epitomizes 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 flourishing, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary era, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most essential 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 Andrea Cascella

Andrea Cascella was born in 1919 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the advent of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but great swathes of the world’s population.

Andrea Cascella

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