Mino Delle Site
Mino Delle Site in private collections
It is the collector Collezione Tatanini, who is in possession of artwork by Mino Delle Site at Artland. Collezione Tatanini also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Farhad Farzali, and Won Sou-Yeol.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying '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. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as a vital centre 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.