Arte Povera

Penone's Portrait - Photo credits Elisabetta Cipriani

Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone is a famous Italian sculptor, conceptual artist, and a member of the Arte Povera movement. Over more than 4 decades, Giuseppe Penone’s work has been challenging industrialized society’s understanding of our environment. Rather than seeing them as different or opposed, Penone claims that the realms of culture, nature and art are...

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Piero Manzoni, Artist (detail), photo via artesky.it

Piero Manzoni

Welcome to the modern age where anything can be the piece of art. One young Italian, Piero Manzoni, decided to question the status of the art object as it has been represented throughout modernism. His ironic approach to Avant-garde art directly prefigured...

Fieroza Doorsen at Emma Hill Fine Art, Eagle Gallery, London 2007

Fieroza Doorsen

Fieroza Doorsen is a South African – British abstract artist who is putting an emphasis in her work on pattern and colored forms, while investigating mark-making, spatial relations and formal contrasts at the same time. Arte Povera and Doorsen’s artistic...

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Gregory Watin

Gregory Watin is a French contemporary artist known for his very unique urban style. Watin’s paintings offer an almost sculptural quality and question our relationship to the image. Gregory Watin’s style Influenced by the working class, Watin uses...

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Pino Pascali

Pino Pascali was an Italian artist, a pioneer of the Arte Povera movement – a group of artists who used ordinary, everyday objects to create poor art in order to express their anger to the commercialization of the art world. Pascali’s work leaves the...

Conceptual Art, Arte Provera

Alighiero Boetti

Alighiero Boetti was a Conceptual artist, often associated with the Arte Povera movement and best known for his series of embroidered maps. Boetti left business school to become an artist, producing a wide variety of works that embraced unusual materials and...

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto is an Italian  painter, sculptor, and Conceptual artist whose artistic training began in the studio of his father, a painter and restorer, where he went to work at the age of fourteen. He subsequently attended Armando Testa’s...

Salvo

Salvo

Salvatore Mangione, known as Salvo was an Italian artist who have been joining different artistic tendencies during the 70’s in Paris just to, upon his return to Turin, meet with relevant the exponents of the Povera movement, such as Alighiero Boetti, Mario...

Ger van Elk

Ger van Elk was a Dutch artist who created sculptures, painted photographs, installations and film. His work has been described as being both conceptual art and arte povera....

Piero Gilardi

Piero Gilardi is an Italian visual artist from a Swiss family, who studied at the Liceo Artistico in Turin. He was a catalytic figure in the Arte Povera movement, concentrated in Turin in the late 1960s. Featured image: Piero Gilardi’s Portrait –...

Emilio Prini

One of the early contributors to the Arte Povera movement, Emilio Prini was an Italian artist who explored the nature of experience and perception. Featured image: Emilio Prini – Paperweight, 1968, installation view at Tate modern, photo via dai-ism...

Pier Paolo Calzolari

Pier Paolo Calzolari, born in 1943, is an Italian artist whose practice spans painting, sculpture, performance, architecture, and video, as well as the inclusion of live people and animals. He is recognized worldwide as a leading figure of the Arte Povera...

Giovanni Anselmo

Giovanni Anselmo

Giovanni Anselmo is an Italian artist who emerged in Italy after World War II within the art movement called Arte Povera (ConTempL’azione in 1967)....

Luciano Fabro

Luciano Fabro, born in 1936, was an Italian sculptor, conceptual artist and writer associated with the Arte Povera movement. He died in 2007....

Mario Merz

Mario Merz, born in 1925, was an Italian artist, known for his paintings and sculptures. He created in the Arte Povera movement. He was the husband of Marisa Merz. Mario died in 2003....

Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis was a Rome-based Greek painter, performance artist and sculptor associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s. He studied in art college in Athens until 1956 and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome....

Giulio Paolini - L'ospite, 2011 - Copyright Galleria Massimo Minini

Giulio Paolini

Giulio Paolini, born in 1940, is an Italian artist, associated with both Arte Povera and Conceptual Art. He started as a graphic designer, but would go on to work in sculpture, painting, and later, photography and collage. His early works reacted against his...

Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz was an Italian sculptor and wife of artist Mario Merz. She was born in 1926 in Turin, Italy, where she lived until the end of her life in 2019. Marisa Merz began her career in 1966 when she exhibited in her Turin studio sculptures made from...

Gilberto Zorio, photo credits - youtube

Gilberto Zorio

Gilberto Zorio is an Italian sculptor, installation, and Conceptual artist. He is associated with the Arte Povera generation, which originated in Italy during the mid-1960s....