Arte Povera

See also: arte povera

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian arte povera (literally poor art). The term was coined by Italian art critic Germano Celant and introduced in Italy during the period of upheaval at the end of the 1960s, when artists were taking a radical stance.

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɑːteɪ ˈpɒvəɹə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑɹteɪ ˈpoʊvəɹə/

Proper nounEdit

Arte Povera

  1. (art) A radical Italian modern art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, making use of worthless or common materials such as earth or newspaper, in the hope of subverting the commercialization of art.

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