Gian Berto Vanni Abstract Painting - Phantasmagoria
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Gian Berto Vanni
Phantasmagoria

2013

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This Abstract artwork subtly threads between a figurative reference and an abstract space. As many by Gian Berto Vanni, it is characterized by the use of diverse formal components, expressed with multi-cultural references. Themes from mythology as well as history connect through Vanni's own intellectual experience and his extensive traveling all over the world. The title of this artwork "Phantasmagoria" refers to a form of theatre which used a modified magic lantern to project multiple images in constant transformation. In the same way Vanni's paintings are defined by a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or imagined. In this particular piece, the two majestic silver pillars open up like a theatrical curtain, revealing a scenery that is in between a complete abstraction and a natural landscape. Gian Berto Vanni was born in Rome. He studied with Vordemberge-Gildewart in Holland and color theory with Joseph Albers at Yale University in New Haven. He has been actively involved in the Italian Art scene of the 60s, moving to New York City at the end of the 70s. He thought color theory at the Cooper Union School of Art in NYC for over 30 years. His works have been shown in the United States, Europe and Japan.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    The painting comes with a wooden frame provided by the artist.
  • Dimensions
    H 64 in. x W 93 in. x D 2 in.H 162.56 cm x W 236.22 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU2492707072
  • Seller Reference Number
    GV1302
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