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Gian Berto Vanni
The Tree of Life - Large Figurative Surrealist Painting with Dancing Figures

2011

$11,200

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Gian Berto Vanni "The Tree of Life" is a 50 x 68 inch figurative surrealism oil painting on canvas. The image explores the myth of the the tree of life, a myth that is present in several cultures all over the world. From ancient Iran to ancient Mesopotamia, from Buddhism to China and Christianity. Often relating to immortality or fertility, the myth of the tree of life has its origin in religious symbolism. Vanni's visual interpretation brings on the canvas a joyous dance of female figures, who's interlacing bodies seem to take the appearance of a tree. The blue shapes flowing in the middle, create a precious spark of color in a nice contrast with the earth tones pervading the painting. 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 has been teaching color theory at the prestigious Cooper Union School of Art in NYC for 30 years. His works have been shown in galleries in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Details

  • Creator
    Gian Berto Vanni (1927 - 2017, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    2011
  • Dimensions
    Height: 50 in. (127 cm)Width: 68 in. (172.72 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: GV11081stDibs: LU24925025132

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