1922 - 2010
Camillo Cocchetti was a visual artist, Born in 1922, Camillo Cocchetti passed away in 2010. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Florent Baecke, Paddy Bedford, Tineke Adamse, Oscar Aertsens, and Maria Helena Andrés.
Further Biographical Context for Camillo Cocchetti
Camillo Cocchetti was born in 1922 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.