Mario Giacomelli

1925 · Italy

Artist biography

Mario Giacomelli is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other celebrated artists such as Luisa Rabbia, Veronica Botticelli, DUSKMANN, Corrado Levi, and Fabio Torre. Mario Giacomelli was born in 1925.

Galleries

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Mario Giacomelli's work, including galleries in countries such as Switzerland and the United States. Some of those galleries are ArteF in Zurich, Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles, and Robert Mann Gallery in New York.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its splendid artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent era of cultural and political flourishing, inducing 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 fundamental 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.

Further Biographical Context for Mario Giacomelli

Born in 1925, Mario Giacomelli grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mario Giacomelli

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