Isabella Bromley-Davenport

1957

Artist biography

Isabella Bromley-Davenport is an established contemporary artist, Isabella Bromley-Davenport was born in 1957. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are Shirin Neshat, Danielle Brouns, Per Morten Abrahamsen, David Robbins, and Jacobs, Henri.

Further Biographical Context for Isabella Bromley-Davenport

Isabella Bromley-Davenport was born in 1957 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Isabella Bromley-Davenport

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