Lino Melano


Artist biography

Lino Melano was an artist. Lino Melano was born in 1924. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Vasile Aciobanitai, Emília Castiglione, Carlos De La Mota, Henry Lawrence Faulkner, and Mieke Burgers-Witteveen.

Further Biographical Context for Lino Melano

Born in 1924, Lino Melano was largely influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lino Melano

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