Manuela Toselli

Italy

Artist biography

Manuela Toselli is a visual artist, who was born in Italy, like other famous artists such as Domenico Gnoli, Mirko Credito, Nicola Salvatore, Isabel Consigliere, and Gianni Cella.

About Manuela Toselli's works

Manuela Toselli is a prominent figure within the fields of Design, Conceptual and Abstraction. Design, sometimes also known as applied arts, is a genre that encompasses a variety of categories such a fashion design, graphic design and industrial design. While the borders between art and design are blurry, some important movements that have challenged the use of everyday life objects include The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Bauhaus, which were able to successfully unite artistic creativity and manufacturing.

Defined as a movement in the late 1960s, simultaneously in Europe and America, Conceptual art was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism, although it took a step further in defying all pre-existing conceptions one would have about art. Defining Conceptual art can be intricate, as the boundaries are not clearly set, and constantly shifting. The artworks can take the form of almost anything, but the essential idea remains the same - the strategies and concepts behind the art are more important than the finished artwork itself. The conceptual artists use a variety of materials and forms to freely explore the multitude of possibilities through which they want to convey their message. Some of the most prominent figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. French artist Marcel Duchamp is considered to be the forefather of Conceptualism, with his artwork Fontaine, where he famously tried to blur the line between art and reality.

Abstraction, in essence terms, means distancing or suppressing one thing from another. When it comes to the visual arts, it can be understood as creating an artwork which distances itself from a true representational reference point. The movement first came to be in the early 20th century, and can be seen as an attempt to release the artist’s creative energy, through freedom and constant self-renewal. In abstract artworks, the object is simplified, with the use of colours and textures, thus creating a fundamentally new perception of reality. Abstract art can be traced back to Impressionism, and paved the way for a significant number of movements, including Cubism, Surrealism, or Abstract Expressionism, which is still considered to be one the most powerful contemporary art movements. Some critically acclaimed artists renowned for their contribution to Abstraction include Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, or Pablo Picasso.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Manuela Toselli's work is on display at Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Manuela Toselli most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin with the exhibition Art Karlsruhe 2020. The exhibition was open from 12 February 2020 until 15 February 2020. Manuela Toselli's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is INTRO, which took place at Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin, Germany (08 August 2019 - 26 September 2019).

Currently, Manuela Toselli has a total of 21 artworks for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era 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 immense artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent era of cultural and political awakenings, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly 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 cutting-edge 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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