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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)
Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Italian Modern And Contemporary Art Artists
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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 movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Guernica, a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil ...more

Artworks: Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Las Meninas (after Velázquez), + more

Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Italian Modern And Contemporary Art Artists
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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 revisiting the metaphysical themes of his earlier work. ...more

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: Volos, Greece

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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Italian Modern And Contemporary Art Artists
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Marino Marini was an Italian sculptor. ...more

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, and he also was heavily concerned with the philosophy of art. Throughout his life, Savinio composed five operas and authored at least forty-seven books, including multiple autobiographies and memoirs. Savinio also extensively wrote and produced works for the theater. Savinio's work received mixed reviews during his lifetime, often due to his pervasive use of surrealism. He was influenced by ...more

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Associated periods or movements: Italian modern and contemporary art, Surrealism

Nationality: Italy

Art Forms: Painting

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