Sculptor, Conceptual, And Performance Artist: Michelangelo Pistoletto

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Michelangelo Pistoletto Michelangelo Pistoletto, an Italian Sculptor, Conceptual, and Performance artist was born on June 25, 1933 in Biella, Italy. Michelangelo Pistoletto was born into an artistic family. With an Affinity for drawing his mother enrolled him in Armando Testa’s prestigious advertising school at age 18. After being in school and learning, a more contemporary art style he began to experiment on works of self-portraiture. Pistoletto’s love for contemporary art grew and soon he found his true talent, his reflection. Creating paintings on mirrored surfaces in 1962 is what put his contemporary art career in motion. (Collection Online, 2017) As Pistoletto matured he began to make a name for himself and change the way society viewed art. He was involved with Arte Povera or “poor art” movement which had to do with one of his most important paintings Tre ragazze alla balconata(Three Girls on a balcony). The poor movement didn’t last long only from 1962-64 but Pistoletto contributed a lot. What made his paintings so different from others was the materials he used. The poor movement was all about going back to raw materials and natural things. It was a revolt against modern minimalist art and paintings at the time. (Biography, E. 2016) Pistoletto 's powerful urge to cause social change in the bigger world is likewise at the core of his work as a craftsman. Not just creating works that create an impression, he has created complete methods

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