Antonio Di Falco
About Antonio Di Falco's works
Antonio Di Falco is a prominent figure within the fields of Design, Conceptual and Abstraction. Since the early twentieth century, the word “design” has been used to refer to objects valued for the aesthetic qualities they convey. It was often used in conjunction with the decorative-arts, but with the societal shifts of the twentieth and twentyfirst century, the term “design” expanded to a wider field, and now includes areas such as industrial design, graphic design and fashion design. Some of the most significant design movements include The Arts and Crafts movements and the Bauhaus, which succeeded in unifying artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.
For a conceptual artist, the artwork needs to break free from any sort of traditional representation of what is art, and invite the viewer to enter a world of ideas and concepts, free from the material reality. Indeed, the essence of Conceptualism lies in the fact that the idea behind the artwork has significantly more importance than the finished artwork itself. As a defined movement, Conceptualism first emerged in the late 1960s, with figures such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. The most revolutionary aspect of Conceptual Art is that the artwork can take the form of anything, from writings to performances, to a derived use of everyday objects - the boundaries of art are thus defied, the tradition is critiqued. Conceptualism has been, and still remains, subject to controversy and debate, due to its tendency to provoke the audience. As a contemporary movement, is it often used as a medium to defy institutions, societal structures and political systems.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, many artists were hoping for a change that would allow art to encompass the transitions in society occuring at the time. Abstract art therefore indicates a desire to escape the more classical depictions of reality, in which artists were constrained. With the use of geometrical shapes, colours and gestural elements, artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques were able to lay the foundations for what would become an essential branch of modern art. With abstract art, objects and figures are simplified, schematised, which can arguably provide the viewer with a more spiritual experience, since the focus is not put on the material world, but represents an invitation to delve into reflection.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Antonio Di Falco is represented and exhibited by Gilda Contemporary Art in Milan, Italy. Antonio Di Falco most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gilda Contemporary Art in Milan with the exhibition Magic Gilda, Magic Winter. The exhibition was open from 20 November 2019 until 18 January 2020.
Antonio Di Falco currently has one work for sale on Artland.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive flowering of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. During the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as an important heart for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Important Italian artists of 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.
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