Antonio Calderara

1903 · Italy

Artist biography

Antonio Calderara is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Italy, like other famous artists such as Maiorano, Giorgio Avigdor, De Paris Enrico T., Scheggi Paolo, and Salvatore Falci. Antonio Calderara was born in 1903.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Antonio Calderara is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as France, Italy, and Switzerland. Galleries include Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais and Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris, and P420 in Bologna. Antonio Calderara most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Painting Infinity. The exhibition was open from 25 November 2017 until 17 February 2018. Antonio Calderara's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Hungary vs. The World (08 January 2020 - 27 March 2020) at QG Gallery in Brussels and Dialoghi (22 January 2018 - 29 March 2018) at Studio Gariboldi in Milan. Antonio Calderara's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Painting Infinity and took place at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 25 November 2017 to 17 February 2018.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period 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 splendid artistic legacy. 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 an intense era 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 period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most fundamental 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 influential 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 Antonio Calderara

Born in 1903, Antonio Calderara grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

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Group Exhibition
Galerie Schönewald · Düsseldorf, Germany
Sep 6 – Sep 27, 2018
Group Exhibition
Studio Gariboldi · Milan, Italy
Jan 22 – Mar 29, 2018