Silvia Serenari


Artist biography

Silvia Serenari is a visual artist, who was born in Italy, like other well-known artists such as Loris Cecchini, Masbedo (Iacopo Bedogni), Rodolfo Guzzoni, Giada Randaccio Skouras-Sweeny, and Dino Lanaro.

About Silvia Serenari's works

Silvia Serenari is a key figure within the fields of Conceptual, Abstraction and Digital. Emerging as an art movement in the 1960s, Conceptualism has sparked a significant amount of controversy and debate, often provoking strong reactions in its viewership. Conceptual art by essence implies that the idea behind the actual artwork is more important than the finished product itself. The research and strategies conducted by the artist represent the most important part of the work, conceptual art thus strives to be an art of the mind, instead of appealing to the senses. Although it refers to art from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s, the origins of Conceptualism can be traced back to 1917, with Marcel Duchamp and his controversial artwork Fontaine, which tried to erase the boundaries between art and reality. Conceptual art is not as straightforward as other movements, as it uses an interdisciplinary approach, and the productions can take the form of anything - from everyday objects to performances requiring audience participation.

Born in the early 20th century, abstract art can be defined as a movement escaping the classical definition of art, which succeeded in creating its own tradition through freedom and a new perception of reality. In abstract artworks, the objects are simplified, modified, and hold little to no reference to the real world. Abstract art represents a pivotal moment in modernism, and its roots can be traced to Impressionism. With Abstraction, the artists are inclined to explore deep into their emotions, and create completely new and liberated representations of the world, which are inherent to their own perception of it. Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that colours and shapes could be used to represent the artist’s inner turmoil, is often considered as a pioneer of abstract art.

Shortly described, digital Art is art that exploits digital technology or is presented through digital technology - it is sort of a fusion between art and technology. As an example, this could include images exclusively fashioned on computer, or hand-drawn images scanned into a computer and completed using a software program. Digital art can also involve other techniques and mediums. Animations and 3D virtual sculpture renderings are often used, as well as other projects combining more than one technology. The term digital art was first used and seen in the 1980s, where artists started to play around with computer painting programs. Since its introduction, it has popularized new ways to produce art, which Silvia Serenari has exploited.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Silvia Serenari's work is available on viewing in E3 arte contemporanea in Brescia, Italy and Gilda Contemporary Art in Milan, Italy. Silvia Serenari's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Una Realtà Separata at E3 arte contemporanea in Brescia, Italy. The exhibition was open from 04 October 2019 until 20 November 2019.

At present on Artland, 23 of Silvia Serenari's works are available to purchase.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly sumptuous in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a significant influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy is also the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive flowering of cultural erudition 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 remained as an important 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.

Silvia Serenari

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