Paolo Drovandi is a modern visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other renowned artists such as Maria Vincenza Giacobbe, Lorenzo Di Lucido, Balla Giacomo, Giacomo Brunelli, and Alessandro Mencarelli.
Paolo Drovandi in private collections
It is the collector Fabiola Marongiu, who is in possession of art by Paolo Drovandi at Artland. Fabiola Marongiu also has works by other artists including Miriam Tölke, Farhad Farzali, and Isabel Alonso Vega.
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been tremendously rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major 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 blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured 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.