Mário Alberto

1925

Artist biography

Mário Alberto is an established contemporary visual artist, Mário Alberto was born in 1925. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Jean Dupuy, Robert Rauschenberg, Theo Wolvecamp, Aixinjueluo Yu'Er, and Gaston Abonneau.

Further Biographical Context for Mário Alberto

Mário Alberto was born in 1925 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were 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 unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mário Alberto

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