Eraldo Carugati

1921 - 1997

Artist biography

Eraldo Carugati was a visual artist, Eraldo Carugati, born in 1921, died in 1997. Artists like Jean Agamemnon, Chen Chi-Kwan, Jean-Marc Blier, Richard Billmeier, and Bernard Harry Caster were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Eraldo Carugati

Eraldo Carugati was born in 1921 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Eraldo Carugati

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