Getulio Alviani

1939 · Italy

Artist biography

Getulio Alviani was a creative artist, who was born in Italy, like other well-known artists such as Alma Tancredi, Agnese Purgatorio, Marco Ceroni, Silvia Mariotti, and Jannis Kounellis. Getulio Alviani was born in 1939.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Getulio Alviani is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like France and Italy. Galleries exhibiting Getulio Alviani's work include Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in France, as well as Kanalidarte and Mazzoleni | Turin in Italy. Getulio Alviani's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Eva Meyer in Paris with the exhibition STUDIO MONTESPECCHIO PRESENTS "KINETIC SERENDIPITY" . The exhibition was open from 05 April 2019 until 23 April 2019. Getulio Alviani's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at Galerie Denise René | Rive Gauche in France (01 February 2018 - 17 March 2018) with the name sérigraphies and Mazzoleni | Turin in Italy (27 October 2017 - 18 January 2019) with the name Equilibrium. An idea for Italian sculpture.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies 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.

Throughout 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. 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 Getulio Alviani

Born in 1939, Getulio Alviani was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter.

It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Getulio Alviani

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