1995 · Italy
Vittoria Gerardi is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Italy, like other renowned artists such as Laura Pugno, Lucio Cillis, Andrea Mantegna, Stefano Calisti, and Joakim Kocjancic. Vittoria Gerardi was born in 1995.
Vittoria Gerardi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Pompeii at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 09 November 2019. Vittoria Gerardi's work has also been exhibited during the UNSEEN Amsterdam exhibition at mc2gallery in Milan, Italy (20 September 2018 - 22 September 2018).
Historical Context of Italy
Italy has been vastly sumptuous in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and distinctiveness 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 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 tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as an important heart for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Important 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.