Umberto Bignardi

1935 · Italy

Artist biography

Umberto Bignardi is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Italy, like other famous artists such as Renzo Nucara, Paolo Bordino, Luca Campigotto, Pinot Gallizio, and De Vecchi Gabriele. Umberto Bignardi was born in 1935.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Umberto Bignardi's work is on display at Galleria Bianconi located in Milan, Italy. Umberto Bignardi is exhibited at the exhibition, Visual Experiments in Rome 1964-1967 at Galleria Bianconi in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 15 April 2020.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual evolution 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 a fervent period of cultural and political flourishing, 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 fundamental 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.

Further Biographical Context for Umberto Bignardi

Umberto Bignardi was born in 1935 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s in the artist's early years. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Umberto Bignardi

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