Nanni Valentini

1932 · Italy

Artist biography

Nanni Valentini is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Italy, like other prominent artists such as Sally Viganò, Luna Berlusconi, Paul Gees, Franco Fontana, and Alfonso Borghi. Nanni Valentini was born in 1932.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nanni Valentini is represented by Officine Saffi located in Milan, Italy. Nanni Valentini's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition A Thing Of Beauty at Officine Saffi in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was open from 22 May 2019 until 28 September 2019. Nanni Valentini's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Nanni Valentini. La terra, il luogo (18 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) at Galleria Monopoli in Milan and Where the unmeasurable meets the measurable (16 January 2020 - 12 March 2020) at ABC - ARTE in Genova. Nanni Valentini's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Nanni Valentini. La terra, il luogo and took place at Galleria Monopoli in Milan, Italy from the 18 September 2018 to 03 November 2018.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era 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 sumptuous artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense era of cultural and political awakenings, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary era, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most fundamental 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.

Further Biographical Context for Nanni Valentini

Nanni Valentini was born in 1932 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations 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 revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Nanni Valentini

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