Gigi Cuniolo

1903 - 1976

Artist biography

Gigi Cuniolo was a visual artist, Gigi Cuniolo was born in 1903 and died in 1976. Artists like Giacomo Bertucci, Hugo Borgström, Chen Jinghong, Rafael Borbolla, and Franco Costa were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Gigi Cuniolo

Gigi Cuniolo was born in 1903 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best portrayed by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Gigi Cuniolo