Ettore Spalletti

1940 · Italy

Artist biography

Ettore Spalletti is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other artists such as Attilio Codognato, Marini Marino, Nino Longobardi, Corrado Cagli, and Giongo Maurizio. Ettore Spalletti was born in 1940.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ettore Spalletti's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. The galleries exhibiting Ettore Spalletti's work include Marian Goodman Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Marian Goodman Gallery | Paris in France, as well as Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy. Ettore Spalletti is exhibited at the exhibition, Solo exhibition at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 16 April 2020. Ettore Spalletti's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy (04 April 2019 - 06 June 2019) with the name GRADO ZERO and Robilant + Voena | Milan in Italy (04 July 2019 - 06 September 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition. Ettore Spalletti's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called GRADO ZERO and took place at Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy from the 04 April 2019 to 06 June 2019.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy is also the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major flowering of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as a vital centre 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.

Further Biographical Context for Ettore Spalletti

Ettore Spalletti was born in 1940 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ettore Spalletti