Isabella Ducrot

1931 · Italy

Artist biography

Isabella Ducrot is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Italy, like other famous artists such as Mauro Staccioli, Bottarelli Maurizio, Pan Robert, Martina Antonioni, and Sandro Chia. Isabella Ducrot was born in 1931.


Isabella Ducrot is currently exhibiting at T293 in Rome with the exhibition Opere a ripa (05 February 2020 - 31 March 2020). Isabella Ducrot's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Capitain Petzel in Berlin (22 November 2019 - 03 January 2020) with the name Big Aura and Galerie Gisela Capitain in Cologne (24 May 2019 - 16 August 2019) with the name La bella terra.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy is also the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major flowering of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as an important centre 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 Isabella Ducrot

Born in 1931, Isabella Ducrot was primarily inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Isabella Ducrot

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