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HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: Transavanguardia Transavanguardia
(Italian - 'beyond the avant-garde')
Italian term for neo-expressionism ...

Transavanguardia term was used in texts of the famous italian art critique Bonito Oliva at first.


The leading artists of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, defined by the critic Achille Bonito Oliva in 1979, were Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente, Nicola De Maria, and Mimmo Paladino.

The name of an Italian Neo-Expressionist group, first coined by the critic Achille Oliva. Foremost members of the school included Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicolo de Maria and Mimmo Paladino.

He was involved with the Italian Transavanguardia. A period of experiment resulted in a hallucinatory style which expressed an infernal imaginary world in livid tones, leaden greys, violet-toned nocturnes, olive or petrol green.

affiliation and friendships with a number of prolific younger artists, who were dominating the "bull market" of '80s New York art: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, David Salle and the so-called Neo-Expressionists, as well as Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi and members of the ~ ...

~ - Francesco Clemente, Mimmo Paladino, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi
Figuration libre - Herv Di Rosa, François Boisrond, Robert Combas
New realism - Yves Klein, Pierre Restany, Arman
Op art - Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Painting, Movement, Expressionism, Contemporary art, Expression?

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