Nanda Vigo

1936 · Italy

Artist biography

Nanda Vigo is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Italy, like other famous artists such as Anselmo Bucci, Barbara Nati, Primarosa Cesarini Sforza, Massimo Grimaldi, and Michele 11. Nanda Vigo was born in 1936.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nanda Vigo's work is available on viewing in ABC - ARTE in Genova, Italy and DIEHL in Berlin, Germany. Nanda Vigo's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Utopia at Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 17 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Nanda Vigo's work has also been exhibited during the Group Show exhibition at Galerie Leu in Munich , Germany (04 July 2018 - 27 September 2018).

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly 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 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 flowering of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless remained as an important 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.

Further Biographical Context for Nanda Vigo

Nanda Vigo was born in 1936 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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.

Nanda Vigo

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