Ugo La Pietra

1938 · Italy

Artist biography

Ugo La Pietra is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Italy, like other artists such as Matteo Nasini, Manuela Filiaci, Fabrizio Cotognini, Roberto Bernardi, and Ottavio Celestino. Ugo La Pietra was born in 1938.

About Ugo La Pietra's work

Ugo La Pietra is recognised for producing design work. Often used in the context of the decorative arts in the early 20th century, the term “design” would usually refer allusion to unique, aesthetically pleasing objects. With the rise of consumerism and mass production in modern society, the core essence of design encountered a shift in its identity, with a significant increase in demand. The primary types of design involve areas such as industrial design, graphic design or fashion design.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ugo La Pietra's work is available on display in several galleries recorded on Artland. Some of those galleries are Officine Saffi and Galleria Bianconi in Milan, as well as E3 arte contemporanea in Brescia. Ugo La Pietra's work are at the moment exhibiting at at E3 arte contemporanea in Brescia with the exhibition Hortus conclusus (07 February 2020 - 30 March 2020). Ugo La Pietra's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galleria Bianconi in Milan (13 November 2019 - 19 December 2019) with the name La Città Domestica and Galleria Enrico Astuni in Bologna (31 January 2019 - 26 April 2019) with the name Group Exhibition . Ugo La Pietra's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Group Exhibition and took place at Galleria Enrico Astuni in Bologna, Italy from the 31 January 2019 to 26 April 2019.

At present on Artland, two of Ugo La Pietra's works are available to purchase.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly rich in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness of the country. Italy represents the country of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as a vital heart 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.

Further Biographical Context for Ugo La Pietra

Born in 1938, Ugo La Pietra grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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.

Ugo La Pietra

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