Francesco Clemente

1952 · Italy

Artist biography

Francesco Clemente is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other renowned artists such as Alessandro La Civita, Andrea Francolino, Giorgia Valli, Luca Caccioni, and Silvia Giambrone. Francesco Clemente was born in 1952.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Francesco Clemente's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Italy, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium, Galerie Templon | Paris in France, and Galleria Lorcan O'Neill in Italy. Francesco Clemente most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lévy Gorvy | London in the United Kingdom (11 December 2019 until 14 February 2020) with the exhibition Pastels. Francesco Clemente's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Drawing Room in London (30 November 2017 - 18 February 2018) with the name Everything we do is music and Galería Javier López & Fer Francés in Madrid (24 May 2017 - 13 September 2017) with the name Alba. Francesco Clemente's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Alba and took place at Galería Javier López & Fer Francés in Madrid, Spain from the 24 May 2017 to 13 September 2017.

Francesco Clemente in private collections

Francesco Clemente's works can be seen in Jimenez -Colon Collection collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Liam Fallon, and Petra Cortright.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive flowering of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. During the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as a vital focal point 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 Francesco Clemente

Born in 1952, Francesco Clemente's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Francesco Clemente

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 18

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