Angelo Cortesi

1938

Artist biography

Angelo Cortesi is regarded as a well established artist, Angelo Cortesi was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean Bilquin, Fritzner Alphonse, Chew Teng Beng, Gerhard Arnold, and Robert Breiding.

Further Biographical Context for Angelo Cortesi

Born in 1938, Angelo Cortesi was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Angelo Cortesi

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