Antonio Ascari is a modern artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other celebrated artists such as Francesco Camponovo, Viviana Valla, Tamara Ferioli, Tommaso Fattovich, and Paola Di Bello.
Antonio Ascari in private collections
It is the collector Collezione Tatanini, who is in possession of work by Antonio Ascari at Artland. Collezione Tatanini also has works by other artists including DUSKMANN, Ali Hasanov, and Choi Jun Kun.
Historical Context of Italy
The classical period of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution 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 translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent era of cultural and political awakenings, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, 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.