Maxwell McMaster

Italy

Artist biography

Maxwell McMaster is a creative artist, who originates from Italy, like other celebrated artists such as Gianfranco Baruchello, Alfonso Cannavacciuolo, De Vecchi Gabriele, Frsco Lo Savio, and Gabriele De Santis.

About Maxwell McMaster's works

Maxwell McMaster is a prominent figure within the fields of Figuration and Pop. In essence, figurative art is art which represents familiar aspects of reality, or of the human figure. Although the definition seems to be rather simple, figuration still remains in its very core more than just a portrayal of reality. Indeed, the different styles in which figurative art can be achieved are infinite, thus making figurative art a ground-breaking and ever evolving category, in which Maxwell McMaster's work is mainly grounded. Some prominent artists known for their impact on figurative art include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne or Jean-Michel Basquiat.

With artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein as pioneers of the genre, pop art became a dominant style from the mid 1950s to the late 1960s, in New York and London. Unlike any other modern art movement, pop art managed to connect with the general public to a highly significant extent, drawing its inspiration from advertisements, popular product packaging, comic strips or even photos of celebrities. Globally recognized as a response to the post war mass consumption boom of the 1950s, and the globalization of youth culture in the 1960s, pop art rejected the supremacy and pretension of contemporary art, especially abstract expressionism in the United States.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maxwell McMaster is represented and exhibited by Plan X art gallery in Milan, Italy. Maxwell McMaster's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Vibrations at Plan X art gallery in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was open from 02 August 2019 until 29 September 2019.

At present on Artland, five of Maxwell McMaster's works are available to purchase.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a consequential 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 embodies 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 flourishing, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most essential 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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