Michelangelo Pistoletto

1933 · Italy

Artist biography

Michelangelo Pistoletto is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Italy - other established artists such as Luigi Gariglio, Emiliano Capotorto, Mauro Staccioli, Angeli Franco, and Tonino Caputo were also born in Italy. Michelangelo Pistoletto was born in 1933.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michelangelo Pistoletto is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. The galleries exhibiting Michelangelo Pistoletto's work include Luxembourg & Dayan | London and Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Galerie Vedovi in Belgium. Michelangelo Pistoletto most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Il Triangolo in Cremona with the exhibition Miscellanea. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2019 until 05 January 2020. Michelangelo Pistoletto's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; 15 Artists for 15 Years (24 October 2019 - 25 April 2020) at Galleria Continua | Beijing in China and Miscellanea (29 November 2019 - 05 January 2020) at Isorropia Homegallery in Italy. Michelangelo Pistoletto's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called MIRROR PAINTINGS and took place at Alan Koppel Gallery in Chicago, the United States from the 14 December 2015 to 14 February 2016.

Michelangelo Pistoletto has one work available for purchase on Artland at the moment.

Michelangelo Pistoletto in private collections

Michelangelo Pistoletto's works can be seen in Charles Riva Collection collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Mar Hernández, Won Sou-Yeol, and Jesús Herrera Martínez.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication 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 an important focal point for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed 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.

Further Biographical Context for Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto was born in 1933 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. 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 significant 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 subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. 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.

Michelangelo Pistoletto

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 16

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