1991 · Italy
Laura Omacini was born in Venice in 1991. She earned a Master’s Degree from the department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Winner of Erasmus scholarship, she spent a semester at the École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne in Rennes, France. She lives and works in Venice and she is currently in art residency at the prestigious Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.Laura Omacini is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other famous artists such as Andrea Fogli, Giorgio Valenzin, Gianni Piacentino, Nazzarena Poli Maramotti, and Alberto Zamboni.
About Laura Omacini's work
Laura Omacini's work is essentially representative of figurative art. Figurative art can simply be understood as art that contains strong references to the real world, or to the human figure. Often considered as the polar opposite of Abstraction, figurative art can nonetheless remain incredibly stimulating and ground-breaking, since it involves a multitude number of opportunities to represent the chosen object or figure. The diversity of style in figurative art is enormous, and spans across Paul Cézanne’s bathers to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s neo-expressionist paintings.
Historical Context of Italy
The classical period of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its splendid artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent period of cultural and political awakenings, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy.
Although significantly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary era, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to pioneering movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from 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.
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