Giovanni Carpentieri


Artist biography

Giovanni Carpentieri is an established artist, Giovanni Carpentieri was born in 1935. Artists Carl Andre, Roman Bartkiw, Veniamine Borisov, Ottavio Boron, and Elwira Burska-Szubarga are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanni Carpentieri

Born in 1935, Giovanni Carpentieri's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.