Franco Vaccari

1936 · Italy

Artist biography

Franco Vaccari is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Italy - other established artists such as Germano Sartelli, Franco Guerzoni, Roberto Alfano, Mattia Biagi, and Bottarelli Maurizio were also born in Italy. Franco Vaccari was born in 1936.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Franco Vaccari is represented by P420 in Bologna, Italy. Franco Vaccari most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at P420 in Bologna (24 January 2020 until 20 March 2020) with the exhibition Migrazione del reale.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and identity 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. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as an important 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 Franco Vaccari

Franco Vaccari was born in 1936 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

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Franco Vaccari