Giovanni Cappielio

1953

Artist biography

Giovanni Cappielio is an established artist, Giovanni Cappielio was born in 1953. Artists like Estate Martin Kippenberger, Magnus Berg, Danny Bloes, Benji Liebmann, and Susanne Becker were also born in 1953.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanni Cappielio

Born in 1953, Giovanni Cappielio was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide praise.

Giovanni Cappielio

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