Art in Italy

Lucio Fontana’s concetto spaziale – Mesmerizing neon installations

Lucio Fontana’s interest in technological and scientific advancements that occurred during the 20th century largely inspired his approach to a wide array of methods and mediums. For instance, he has worked with stone, neon, ceramics and even metals. As a painter, he went beyond two-dimensional surfaces by engaging technology as a means to attain expressions …

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Carsten Höller’s slides: A fun way to experience museums

Carsten Höller is well known for playfully including his slide installations in major museums across the world. Höller, who is formerly a scientist with a degree in agronomy, is famous for repurposing components of the real world, such as slides, for art spaces. The majority of his works feature aesthetics that are relational, meaning that …

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

Kimsooja is a Korean-born artist that has won recognition around the world. Despite living in New York, her work is exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Her work includes performances, photographs, installations and videos. Kimsooja’s work involves several subjects like relationships with others, nomadism and the role of women in dealing with challenges that we …

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Jeff Koons’ shiny balloon dog – Would you pay $58 million?

Inspired by the likes of Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons is a recognized artist known for his work in pop culture. As such, his sculptures often depict everyday objects. He is currently among the most popular contemporary artists and is generally considered one of the most important, influential, and most controversial pop artists …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is primarily known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different contemporary art media types, including acoustic installations and video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in public spaces of major cities around the …

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Elmgreen & Dragset’s Short-Cut looks like an accident scene

Berlin-based artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset have carved their career out of fixation with objects and their settings and what happens when those particular objects are recontextualized in the name of art. In this instance, the duo was commissioned by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi to create a large-scale installation for Milan’s quintessential shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio …

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