1885 · Italy
Mario Sironi is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Italy, like other prominent artists such as Rosa Vitrano, Federico Pietrella, Lamberto Teotino, Marco Schifano, and Francesco Ruspoli. Mario Sironi was born in 1885.
Mario Sironi in private collections
On Artland Mario Sironi's art can be found in the following collection: Collezione Tatanini which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Farhad Farzali, Sarah Derat, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy represents the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive flowering of cultural erudition in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as a vital heart for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Important 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.