Carla Accardi

1924 · Italy

Artist biography

Carla Accardi is seen as an established artist, who originates from Italy, like other renowned artists such as Federico Solmi, Jessica Rimondi, Michelangelo Consani, Edoardo Romagnoli, and Matteo Lucca. Carla Accardi was born in 1924.

About Carla Accardi's works

Carla Accardi plays a pivotal role in the fields of Abstraction and Conceptual. Abstraction, in essence terms, means distancing or suppressing one thing from another. When it comes to the visual arts, it can be understood as creating an artwork which distances itself from a true representational reference point. The movement was born in the early 20th century, and can be seen as an attempt to release the artist’s creative energy, through freedom and constant self-renewal. In abstract artworks, the object is schematised, with the use of colours and textures, thus creating a fundamentally new perception of reality. Abstract art can be traced back to Impressionism, and paved the way for a significant number of movements, including Cubism, Surrealism, or Abstract Expressionism, which is still considered to be one the most powerful contemporary art movements. Some critically acclaimed artists renowned for their contribution to Abstraction include Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, or Pablo Picasso.

Defined as a movement in the late 1960s, simultaneously in Europe and America, Conceptual art was highly influenced by the purity of Minimalism, although it took a step further in defying all pre-existing conceptions one would have about art. Defining Conceptual art can be intricate, as the boundaries are not clearly set, and constantly evolving. The artworks can take the form of almost anything, but the core idea stays the same - the strategies and concepts behind the art are more important than the finished artwork itself. The conceptual artists use a multitude of materials and forms to freely explore the myriad of possibilities through which they want to convey their message. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. French artist Marcel Duchamp is considered to be the forefather of Conceptualism, with his artwork Fontaine, where he famously tried to blur the boundaries between art and reality.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Carla Accardi's work, including galleries in countries like Belgium, France, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Galerie Greta Meert in Belgium, Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France, as well as Galleria Massimo Minini in Italy. Carla Accardi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Di fuochi e accesi sensi: painting - group exhibition at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 04 September 2019 until 18 October 2019. Carla Accardi's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Fragments of form (30 October 2019 - 03 January 2020) at Massimo De Carlo | Hong Kong in China and Oltre la Pittura (22 March 2019 - 10 May 2019) at Rossi & Rossi | Hong Kong in China. Carla Accardi's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called CARLA ACCARDI and took place at Francesca Minini in Milan, Italy from the 18 September 2018 to 10 November 2018.

Currently, Carla Accardi has one work for sale on Artland.

Carla Accardi in private collections

Carla Accardi's works can be found on Artland in the following collection: Federico Montagna. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Farhad Farzali, Thomas Flechtner, and Michele Gabriele.

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 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 a fervent period 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 powerful 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 Carla Accardi

Born in 1924, Carla Accardi was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities 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 development in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent 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.

Carla Accardi

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 9
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