1937 - 2005
Renzo Martini was a creative artist. Renzo Martini was born in 1937 and died in 2005. Also born in 1937 and of this same generation are Giancarlo Magri, Juan Cantelar Diport, Anthony Haden-Guest, Eileen Goodman, and Mario Dal Farra.
Further Biographical Context for Renzo Martini
Born in 1937, Renzo Martini was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.