Arte Povera


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Arte Povera

(Italian ˌarte poˈvera)
n
(Art Movements) a style of minimal art originating in Italy in the late 1960s, making use of cheap and commonly available materials such as stones, newspapers etc
[C20: Italian, literally: poor art]
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Marinetti first presented the Futurist Manifesto in 1910; and here that the curator Germano Celant staged the first arte povera exhibitions in the late 1960s.
Fire is an element Kounellis used a lot; he is one of the greatest artists of the Arte Povera movement in Italy of around the 1960s.
Barlow's lo-fl methods remind us that Arte Povera and anti-form were movements that informed her as a student.
His contribution bore the marks of influences from new realism, pop art and particularly arte povera, the announcement said.
The collection includes works by members of the Arte Povera movement -- Greek-born Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Giulio Paolini -- as well as independents Vanessa Beecroft and Claudio Parmiggiani, and photographer Mimmo Jodice.
Among the most significant protagonists of the Arte Povera movement, Pistoletto pursues from the very beginning a rigorous inquiry about the self portrait, representation and reality.
Born in Turin, Italy in 1940, Boetti's works were first created in the 1960s under the realms of Arte Povera.
With a career spanning almost 50 years, Kounellis is one of the world's leading contemporary artists and has been described as the patriarch of the Italian art movement Arte Povera.
The 21-year-old, of North Shields, North Tyneside, said: "I started to use pieces of tree in quite a lot of my work and was influenced by the work of Giuseppe Penone, who recently exhibited at the Tate in London as part of the Arte Povera exhibition.
Experientially, it's a kind of architectural Arte Povera that makes poetic use of cheap and disregarded materials.
Essays on particular artists are gathered into topical categories such as post-expressionism and animism, the origins of geometric abstraction or concrete art, new figuration, existential sculpture, art as social criticism, art and language, ugly realism, graphic arts, reflexion on art and science, young Belgian painting 1845-48, informal art, neo-symbolism, kinetic art and op art, arte povera, installation art, ceramics, and art and feminism.