Cornelia Caruntu

1954

Artist biography

Cornelia Caruntu is regarded as a well established artist, Cornelia Caruntu was born in 1954. Artists like Alex Flemming, Karen Billing, Carl Corey, Salomé, and Bogdan P. K. Perzyński were also born in 1954.

Further Biographical Context for Cornelia Caruntu

Born in 1954, Cornelia Caruntu's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide praise.

Cornelia Caruntu

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