Ciro Adrian Ciavolino

1932

Artist biography

Ciro Adrian Ciavolino is a contemporary artist considered well established, Ciro Adrian Ciavolino was born in 1932. Artists like David Plowden, Silvio Brunetto, Anne Minich, Daishin Adachi, and Lucio Bulgarelli were also born in 1932.

Further Biographical Context for Ciro Adrian Ciavolino

Born in 1932, Ciro Adrian Ciavolino was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. 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 properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ciro Adrian Ciavolino

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