Gibi in private collections
It is the collector Gilberto Gibi Cantoni, who is in possession of work by Gibi at Artland. Gilberto Gibi Cantoni also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Won Sou-Yeol, and Hur Kyung-Ae.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness 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 extensive 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 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. 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.