Luciana Cicogna

1949 · Italy

Artist biography

Luciana Cicogna is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other famous artists such as Marco Pellizzola, Michele Guido, Nicola Bertoglio, Art Of Sool, and Marta Sforni. Luciana Cicogna was born in 1949.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Luciana Cicogna is represented by Arkè in Venice, Italy. Luciana Cicogna most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Arkè in Venice with the exhibition Lune Alchemiche. The exhibition was open from 31 January 2020 until 28 February 2020.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as an important focal point for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed 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 Luciana Cicogna

Luciana Cicogna was born in 1949 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1960s growing up. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely influential era which engendered a significant number of breaks and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society ensued, with ground-breaking values and movements emerging in a cradle of innovation. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Digging further into some of the concepts inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with an essentially ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive aspect. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. globally, an important number of art movements resonated with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

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Luciana Cicogna

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