Riccardo Guarneri

1933 · Italy

Artist biography

Riccardo Guarneri is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other prominent artists such as Davies Zambotti, Paolo Pellegrin, Francesca Labita, Mavf, and Arianna Carossa. Riccardo Guarneri was born in 1933.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Riccardo Guarneri's work is available on display in 4 galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are E3 arte contemporanea in Brescia, as well as Galleria Antonio Battaglia and A arte Invernizzi in Milan. Riccardo Guarneri's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Painting the infinite at Rosenfeld Porcini in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 27 February 2020 until 21 March 2020. Riccardo Guarneri's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Verticality (19 July 2018 - 10 July 2018) at Rosenfeld Porcini in London and Soglie e limiti (20 September 2019 - 23 November 2019) at Galleria Michela Rizzo in Venice.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its splendid 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 era of cultural and political awakenings, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly tormented 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 pioneering 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 influential 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 Riccardo Guarneri

Born in 1933, Riccardo Guarneri was predominantly influenced by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural maturation in the United States for many decades that followed. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Riccardo Guarneri

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