Franco Angeli

1935 · Italy

Artist biography

Franco Angeli is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Italy, like other well-known artists such as Gianni Colosimo, Nadia Latilla, Cesare Alberto Cena, Pulini Massimo, and Benni Bosetto. Franco Angeli was born in 1935.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Franco Angeli's work is available on display in Erica Ravenna in Rome, Italy and Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art in Milan, Italy. Franco Angeli most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ronchini Gallery in London with the exhibition A Selection of Artworks from Important European Collections. The exhibition was open from 04 October 2017 until 18 November 2017.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush 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 represents the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication 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 remained as a vital centre for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed 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 Franco Angeli

Franco Angeli was born in 1935 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. 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 recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Franco Angeli

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