Pietro Consagra

1920 · Italy

Artist biography

Pietro Consagra is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Italy. Pietro Consagra was born in 1920. Born in the same country and around the same year are Pietro Annigoni and Alberto Burri.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pietro Consagra's work is available on display in 3 galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries include Robilant + Voena | Milan, Tega, and Galleria Fumagalli in Italy. Pietro Consagra's work has most recently been exhibited at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom (27 September 2018 until 16 November 2018) with the exhibition Frontal sculpture 1947-1967. Pietro Consagra's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Robilant + Voena | London (04 October 2017 - 17 November 2017) at Robilant + Voena | London in the United Kingdom and PIETRO CONSAGRA: FRONTAL SCULPTURE 1947-1967 (27 September 2018 - 16 November 2018) at Robilant + Voena | Milan in Italy.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development 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 flourishing, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary era, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most essential 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 Pietro Consagra

Born in 1920, Pietro Consagra's creative work was largely inspired 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 was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed 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 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.

Pietro Consagra

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