About Cristina Fiorenza's work
Cristina Fiorenza is best known for making figurative work. Often perceived as the contrary of abstraction, figurative art also exists beyond just a simple depiction of reality. Although it essentially implies the ability to represent a real-world subject, the style, approaches and mediums that can be chosen by the artist are boundless, which gives figurative art the power to be truly innovative and radical. Some great instances of figurative art include Henri Matisse’s sculpture The Serf, or Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon.
Cristina Fiorenza's exhibition
At present on Artland, two of Cristina Fiorenza's works are available to purchase.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been tremendously sumptuous in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies 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 erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as a vital heart for artistic expression, spawning 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.