Paolo Cassinelli

1932

Artist biography

Paolo Cassinelli is seen as an established artist, Paolo Cassinelli was born in 1932. Artists John Terry Collins, Walter LeBlanc, Yvette Boulanger, Nakasuk Alariaq, and Nam June Paik are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Paolo Cassinelli

Paolo Cassinelli was born in 1932 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Paolo Cassinelli

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