Nino Gortan

1931

Artist biography

Nino Gortan was a creative visual artist. Nino Gortan was born in 1931. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are John Baldessari, Josep Baques, Karl-Heinz Ettinger, Ali Demir, and Michel Donnart.

Further Biographical Context for Nino Gortan

Born in 1931, Nino Gortan grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant 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.

Nino Gortan

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