Desi Civera

Spain

Artist biography

Desi Civera is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other renowned artists such as Carmen Calvo, Diego Delas, Aleix Hostau, Ouka Leele, and Alejandro Miras.

Desi Civera's exhibition

Desi Civera's work has most recently been exhibited at Espositivo in Madrid (29 May 2019 until 13 June 2019) with the exhibition UNA PRESA, UNA PIEDRA, UNA PIERNA.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose phases, although he would eventually settle in to Paris in 1904, Picasso unfolded a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be the most influential original member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. While they were established in France for the most part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly prominent figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain in the twentieth century was governed by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restoration of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who thus reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the exodus of major intellectual and cultural figures, decided to escape this oppressive regime. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were deeply affected by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently significative of leftist inclinations. Some highly influential modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Desi Civera

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