Carol Rama

1918 · Italy

Artist biography

Carol Rama is an established artist, who originates from Italy. Carol Rama was born in 1918. Also born in Italy around 1918 and of the same generation are Pietro Annigoni and Alberto Burri.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carol Rama is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Austria, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Carol Rama's work include Lévy Gorvy | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Steinek in Austria, as well as Biasutti & Biasutti in Italy. Carol Rama is currently exhibiting at Galerie Steinek in Vienna with the exhibition Liaison (12 March 2020 - 16 April 2020). Carol Rama's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Our Lady of the Flowers (26 September 2019 - 16 November 2019) at Lévy Gorvy | Hong Kong in China and Oltre la Pittura (22 March 2019 - 10 May 2019) at Rossi & Rossi | Hong Kong in China. Carol Rama's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called 1942-1997 thirty-five works and took place at Galleria Il Ponte in Florence, Italy from the 23 November 2018 to 09 February 2019.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy represents the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying '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 tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as an important focal point for artistic expression, initiating 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 Carol Rama

Carol Rama was born in 1918 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous influence on artistic production, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and attempted to use their art to impact society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Carol Rama

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