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date: 20 June 2021

Arte Povera 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Author(s):

Michael Clarke

A term coined in 1967 by Germano Celant, ‘poor’ or ‘impoverished’ art was made from everyday materials such as cement, twigs, or newspapers, in deliberate contrast to traditional sculptural materials such as stone and metal. Its often metaphorical imagery was taken from nature, history, or contemporary life. Arte Povera was a phenomenon of the later 1960s and 1970s and is primarily associated with artists such as ... ...

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