Antonio Trotta

1937 · Italy

Artist biography

Antonio Trotta is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Italy, like other well-known artists such as Mattia Moreni, Laura Finali, Lorenza Longhi, Paolo Lomazzi, and Laura Grisi. Antonio Trotta was born in 1937.

Antonio Trotta's Gallery representation

Antonio Trotta is represented and exhibited by A arte Invernizzi located in Milan, Italy.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as an important centre 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.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio Trotta

Antonio Trotta was born in 1937 and was largely influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Antonio Trotta

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