Giuseppe Penone

born 1947

Giuseppe Penone, ‘Tree of 12 Metres’ 1980–2
Tree of 12 Metres 1980–2
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Giuseppe Penone (born 3 April 1947) is an Italian artist. Penone started working professionally in 1968 in the Garessio forest, near where he was born. He is the younger member of the Italian movement named "Arte Povera", a term that was coined by Germano Celant. Penone's work is concerned with establishing a contact between man and nature. He still actively produces new work.

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Arte povera

Arte povera was a radical Italian art movement from the late 1960s to 1970s whose artists explored a range of ...

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