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Famous Italian Modern And Contemporary Art Artists

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List of famous Italian modern and contemporary art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Italian modern and contemporary art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Italian modern and contemporary art period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. This list contains artists like Mino Argento and Giorgio de Chirico. (14 items)


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    Pablo Picasso
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    Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist ...more

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    • Artworks: Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Las Meninas (after Velázquez), + more
    • Birthplace: Hispania, Málaga, Europe, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Picasso's African Period, Analytic cubism, Cubism, Picasso's Rose Period, Picasso's Blue Period, + more
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Giorgio de Chirico
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    Giorgio de Chirico was an Italian artist. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. After 1919, he became interested in traditional painting techniques, and worked in a neoclassical or neo-Baroque style, while frequently ...more

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    • Artworks: Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure), The Double Dream of Spring, The Disquieting Muses, The Enigma of the Hour, Metaphysical Interior with Large Factory, + more
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Volos, Greece, Magnesia
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art, Metaphysical art, Surrealism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Marino Marini
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    Marino Marini was an Italian sculptor.more

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    • Artworks: Head of Stravinsky, Miracolo, Marino from Shakespeare II/V, Cavallo con due acrobati, The Angel of the City (L'angelo della città), + more
    • Birthplace: Pistoia, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico. His work often dealt with philosophical and psychological themes, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art, Surrealism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Mino Argento is an Italian artist, whose works comprise abstract paintings on canvas and paper.more

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    • Artworks: New York #2, New York
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Contemporary art, Color Field, Impressionism, Post-painterly abstraction, + more
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Collage, Painting
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    Giorgio Morandi

    Giorgio Morandi
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    Giorgio Morandi was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings are noted for their tonal subtlety in depicting apparently simple subjects, which were limited mainly to vases, bottles, bowls, flowers and landscapes.more

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    • Artworks: Natura morta (Still Life), Still Life, Still Life, Still Life, Still Life
    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art, Realism, Futurism, Metaphysical art
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Lucio Fontana was an Italian painter, sculptor and theorist of Argentine birth. He was mostly known as the founder of Spatialism and his ties to Arte Povera.more

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    • Artworks: Spatial Concept: Expectations, Figura Femminile, Venice Was All Gold, Nudo Rosa, Crocifisso, + more
    • Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art, Monochrome painting
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Renato Guttuso
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    Renato Guttuso was an Italian painter. His best-known paintings include "Flight from Etna", "Crucifixion" and "La Vucciria". Guttuso also designed for the theatre and did illustrations for books. Those for Elizabeth David’s Italian Food, introduced him to many in the English-speaking world. A fierce ...more

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    • Artworks: The Discussion, Campieri, Nude, Crucifixion, Donne stanze paesaggi, + more
    • Birthplace: Bagheria, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Pietro Annigoni
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    Pietro Annigoni was an Italian portrait and fresco painter, who became world famous after painting Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.more

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    • Artworks: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Portrait of Ludwig Erhard, Self portrait, Portrait of Lyndon Johnson, + more
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Fresco, Painting, Drawing
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    Felice Casorati

    Felice Casorati
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    Felice Casorati was an Italian painter, sculptor, and printmaker. The paintings for which he is most noted include figure compositions, portraits and still lifes, which are often distinguished by unusual perspective effects.more

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    • Artworks: Silvana Cenni, Le signorine, Nudo seduto di schiena, L’attesa, Rosanna, + more
    • Birthplace: Novara, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alberto Magnelli

    Alberto Magnelli was an Italian modern painter who was a significant figure in the post war Concrete art movement.more

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    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Antonio Donghi

    Antonio Donghi was an Italian painter of scenes of popular life, landscapes, and still life.more

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    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Corrado Cagli

    Corrado Cagli was an Italian painter of Jewish heritage, who lived in the USA during World War II. Cagli was born in Ancona, but in 1915 moved with his family to Rome. In 1927, he made his artistic debut, with a mural painted on a building in Sistina Street. The following year, he made another mural ...more

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    • Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Elio Carletti

    Elio Carletti was an Italian impressionist artist and an inspector for the Italian police. Scenes of the Italian countryside and village life were his trademark. Elio was awarded the Italian medal of honor for artistic brilliance at the Accademia Di Romania in Roma 26 October 1975, presented by the ...more

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    • Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art
    • Nationality: Italy
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