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Gian Berto Vanni
Tale of All Tales ( A Symbolic History of the Number Twelves )

2003

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This impressive work by Gian Berto Vanni is a lifetime achievement as a visual artist. It is composed by 12 individual panels. Each panel measures 6.5' x 4' feet. It is a very adaptable piece because the panels can be either presented together or with space in between. The flow goes from panel to panel and the last panel reconnects to the first one. The composition evolving in the 12 panels is not random but symbolic: twelve is the number of what is completed, which forms a whole, a perfect and harmonious unit. It expresses the idea that the Universe forms a whole. In the ancient civilizations, like Oriental and Judaic, it corresponds to the plenitude, the completion and the integrality of a thing, like the 12 months of the year, the 12 Apostles etc. The artist conceived it in the spirit of the fresco cycles featured in the Italian palaces, using the most reach palette of blue, red, yellow and turquoise colors. As most of Vanni's works, 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 Tale of all Tales, perfectly conveys the idea of an imagery that is complex, neither figurative nor abstract, shaping up and unveiling as the viewers scrolls through the vast canvas bringing in their own emotions and life experiences. A true landscape of the mind, where elements from the tangible and intellectual world bring to life one of the most vibrant, exciting and unique artistic creations. 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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  • Dimensions
    H 78 in. x W 576 in. x D 1.5 in.H 198.12 cm x W 1463.04 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU2492807983
  • Seller Reference Number
    GV0313
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