Piero Dorazio

1927 · Italy

Artist biography

Piero Dorazio is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other well-known artists such as Lupo Borgonovo, Daniela Gullotta, Chiara Camoni, Teresa Giannico, and Mino Delle Site. Piero Dorazio was born in 1927.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Piero Dorazio's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Cortesi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France, and Tega in Italy. Piero Dorazio's work has most recently been exhibited at Tornabuoni Art London in the United Kingdom (24 April 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Piero Dorazio's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Cortesi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (12 December 2018 - 31 January 2019) with the name Around ZERO: 1958 – 2018 and Tornabuoni Art London in the United Kingdom (24 January 2018 - 13 April 2018) with the name Chrimatic Fantasies. Piero Dorazio's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Chrimatic Fantasies and took place at Tornabuoni Art London in the United Kingdom from the 24 January 2018 to 13 April 2018.

Piero Dorazio has six works for sale currently available on Artland.

Historical Context of Italy

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

Piero Dorazio was born in 1927 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a great influence on artistic output, with a number of artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and tried to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Piero Dorazio

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