Francesco Clemente (b 1952) is an Italian contemporary artist. His work is stylistically varied, inclusive, erotic and nomadic. It embraces diverse mediums & diverse cultures as well, aiming at finding wholeness through fragmentation & witnessing the survival of contemplation and pleasure in our mechanical age. Clemente's work is rooted in political utopia and expresses an anti materialistic stance. In the 1970s he moved to drawing and anticipated the return to painting of the 1980s.