Silvia Trappa

Italy

Artist biography

Silvia Trappa is a visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other famous artists such as Alfio Giurato, Michele Lombardelli, De Vecchi Gabriele, Salvo (Salvatore Mangione), and Otto D’Ambra.

About Silvia Trappa's works

Silvia Trappa is known for working in the fields of Design and Figuration work. What separates art from design has been a longstanding debate, the lines are blurred. The classical notion of design used to be grounded in the Decorative Arts, but later on branched itself into a variety of areas such as graphic design, fashion design, or industrial design. The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus were extremely influential movements that aimed for a unification of true artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply described as being the farthest from abstract art, since it essentially consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains extremely resourceful and inventive, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Silvia Trappa is represented by Gilda Contemporary Art in Milan, Italy. Silvia Trappa's work has most recently been exhibited at Gilda Contemporary Art in Milan (20 November 2019 until 18 January 2020) with the exhibition Magic Gilda, Magic Winter.

At the moment on Artland, two of Silvia Trappa's works are available to purchase.

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 sumptuous artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent period of cultural and political awakenings, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly 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 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 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.

Silvia Trappa

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