Giovanni Anselmo

1934 · Italy

Artist biography

Giovanni Anselmo is an established artist, who was born in Italy, like other prominent artists such as Ben, Micol Assaël, Renata Rampazzi, Margherita Ragno, and Antonio Di Falco. Giovanni Anselmo was born in 1934.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Giovanni Anselmo's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France. The galleries exhibiting Giovanni Anselmo's work include Marian Goodman Gallery | London and Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Belgium. Giovanni Anselmo most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Dvir in Brussels with the exhibition Dance to the Music of Time. The exhibition was open from 12 January 2018 until 23 February 2018. Giovanni Anselmo's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; LINES (09 June 2019 - 29 August 2019) at Noire Gallery in Italy and GRADO ZERO (04 April 2019 - 06 June 2019) at Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy. Giovanni Anselmo's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Equilibrium. An idea for Italian sculpture and took place at Mazzoleni | Turin in Italy from the 27 October 2017 to 18 January 2019.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly sumptuous in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural erudition 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 Giovanni Anselmo

Born in 1934, Giovanni Anselmo was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy 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 basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Giovanni Anselmo

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