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Gian Berto Vanni Art

Italian, 1927-2017

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. Vanni 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. Vanni’s work has been shown in galleries in the United States, Europe and Japan.

(Biography provided by Arco Gallery)
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Artist: Gian Berto Vanni
Path of Fire and Deep Night
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni is best known for his vibrant and intellectual paintings where often abstraction fades into figurative and vice versa. His visual vocabulary is the result of a compr...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Under the Spell of the Sun - Surrealist Landscape Oil Painting in Orange
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G.B. Vanni's Under the Spell of the Sun is a 40 x 32 inches abstract oil painting. The imagery is quite minimalistic in its display of shapes and colors, yet very poetic and elegant ...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Citherean Venus
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
This painting, titled Citherean Venus, is part of a long series of works where G. B. Vanni explores mythological themes from all over the world. This is the artist visual interpretat...
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2010s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Kytherean Summer - Surrealist Oil Landscape Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Kytherean Summer is a 23 x 49-inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are purple, blue, and red. The imagery is surrealist, with a sun into...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Medusa - Mythological Figurative Surrealist Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Medusa" is a 50 x 40-inch figurative surrealist mythological oil painting on canvas. The main colors are earth tones and salmon color. Two of Vanni’s most beloved t...
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1990s Contemporary Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Zeus and Danae, perhaps - Nude of Greek Goddess with Blue Abstract Background
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Zeus and Danae, perhaps" is a 36 x 60-inches figurative oil painting with an abstract background. The main color is blue. The painting shows an interpretation of ...
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2010s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Rising Sun - Abstract Oil Painting with Gold Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Rising Sun" is a 24 x 44-inch abstract oil painting on canvas. The artist used extensively gold and silver leaves to create a surface that reflects and absorbs na...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf

Kingdom of Cadmium - Abstract Red Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Kingdom of Cadmium is a 45 x 34-inch abstract oil painting. Red is the dominant color. It is part of a series of artworks for which the artist’s fascination with geological and water...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

From Nature, Vision in Three Moods - Abstract and Figurative Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "From Nature, Vision in Three Moods" is an 48x 36-inch abstract and figurative landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are shades of brown, with accents of...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Summer Heat - Abstract Horizontal Landscape Painting with Purple and Mauve Color
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Summer Heat is a 38 x 73 inch abstract landscape oil painting. The main colors are purple, pink and mauve. The composition brings to life an image that reminds of...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Oil, Cotton Canvas

Before the Storm - Abstract Painting with Gold Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Before the Storm" is a 16 x 28-inch abstract painting on canvas. The main color is beige, with a gold leaf horizontal field on the lower part of the painting. Color...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf

Full Moon - Abstract Oil Painting in Red and Brown
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Full Moon" is a 14 x 11-inch abstract oil painting on canvas. The main colors are brown and red. A web-like shape stands out against a deep red background and a w...
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Early 2000s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Eclypse after the Storm - Abstract Landscape Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Eclypse after the Storm is a 34 x 24-inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main color is yellow ochre. The imagery is surrealist, with a very tumultu...
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1980s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Untitled - Abstract Landscape Watercolor with Orange and Mauve Colors
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
This G.B. Vanni's artwork is a 14 x 20 inches watercolor on paper. The image is abstract and surrealistic at the same time. Shades of orange and mauve colors fade into each other, as...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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India Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Watercolor in Grey - Abstract Watercolor with Mauve and Blue Colors
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G.B. Vanni's Watercolor in Grey is a 14 x 20 inches watercolor on paper. The image is abstract and surrealistic at the same time. Shades of blue and move fade into each other like cl...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Spelea II - Tridimensional Mixed Media Red Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's Spelea II is an 18 x 25 inch mixed media tridimensional painting. The main color is red. This work has been created by using epoxy resin, fiberglass, and gold leaf. The...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf

Hidden Lives of a Summer Night - Abstract Painting with Silver and Gold Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Hidden Lives of a Summer Night" is a 48 x 48-inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are blue and red. The organic development of the back...
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Early 2000s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Trash in Baroque Style - Mixed Media Tridimensional Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's Trash in Baroque Style is a 41 x 27 inch mixed media tridimensional painting. The main colors are pink and blue. This bright and colorful work has been created by using...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Sunset over the Big Wave - Surrealist Landscape Painting in Yellow
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Sunset over the Big Wave" is a 31 x 40-inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are brown and yellow. The imagery is surrealist, with an imag...
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Early 2000s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Under the Skin - Large Figurative Painting with Nude Female Figures
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Under the Skin" is a large 52 x 64 inch figurative surrealism oil painting on canvas. The main colors are earth tones, with accents of red and blue. The bodies of f...
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1990s Contemporary Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Back to Mycenae - Abstract Oil Painting with Silver Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Back to Mycenae" is a 36 x 48-inch abstract oil painting on canvas. Archaeological themes are often the reference for many of G.B. Vanni's works. His extensive tr...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Embrace - Very Large Abstract Three Panel Painting With Green and Brown Colors
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Embrace is a majestic abstract artwork composed by 3 panels, each panel measuring 78" x 97". It is part of a long series of works where G. B. Vanni explores mythological themes from ...
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1980s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Fragmented Moon Dream - Abstract Blue and Red Oil Painting with Paper Collage
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Fragmented Moon Dream is a 20 x 28-inch abstract oil painting, with paper glued to the canvas. This artwork belongs to a series of small paintings of the same size...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Canvas, Paper, Oil

Sophisticated Lady on a Walk - Figurative Surrealist Geometric Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Sophisticated Lady on a Walk" is a 40 x 30-inch figurative surrealism oil painting on canvas. The painting is very playful. A human female figure is shaped by juxta...
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2010s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Dance Under the Moon - Red and Blue Figurative Painting with Dancing Figures
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Dance Under the Moon is a 39" x 68" inches figurative painting representing dancing figures. The main colors are red, blue, and white. The dancing figures are draw...
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2010s Fauvist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Uncertain Balance of Two Pretentious Birds - Surrealist Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Uncertain Balance of Two Pretentious Birds" is a 30 x 40-inch abstract oil painting. The work of Paul Klee has had an influence throughout Gian Berto Vanni’s long c...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Oil, Canvas

Equilibrium - Large Horizontal Abstract Landscape Painting on Canvas
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Equilibrium" is a 39 x 75 inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are brown and earth tones with an accent of blue. The upper half of the pa...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Erosions of the Square in Red - Abstract Painting on Japanese silk Paper
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Erosions of the Square in Red is a 19 x 25-inch abstract painting on Japanese silk paper. This precious small work takes advantage of the contrast between the vibr...
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2010s Contemporary Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf

Erosions of the Square in Blue I- Abstract Small Painting on Japanese Silk Paper
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Erosions of the Square in Blue I is a 19 x 25-inch abstract painting on Japanese silk paper. The composition of this precious small work on paper takes advantage o...
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2010s Contemporary Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf

They Go and Go...
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
One of the recurrent themes in Gian Berto Vanni's work is the coexistence of geometry and organic. For this orange and red painting titled "They Go and Go...", the defined triangula...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Reborn from the Ashes - Large Surrealist Painting About the Myth of the Phoenix
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Reborn from the Ashes" is a very large surrealist oil painting measuring 56 x 94-inch The technique is mixed media, with oil paint, as well as large pieces of white...
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1990s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Geometric Square Abstract Painting on Wood. Blue and Red Colors with Silver Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Cardinal Points I" is a 21" x 21" inches geometric abstract square oil painting, painted on a wood panel. The main colors are blue and red. A red central cross is...
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Early 2000s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Wood Panel, Oil

The Tree of Life - Large Figurative Surrealist Painting with Dancing Figures
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
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 sev...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Mademoiselle Laguerre
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni is best known for his vibrant and intellectual paintings where often abstraction fades into figurative and vice versa. His visual vocabulary is the result of a compr...
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2010s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Abduction of Europa - Abstract Surrealist Oil Painting in Yellow and Ochre Color
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Abduction of Europa is a 39 x 60-inch abstract surrealist oil painting on canvas. The painting comes with a simple gallery display frame in natural wood with a bla...
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1990s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Three Stories that Want to be Told
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni is best known for his vibrant and intellectual paintings where often abstraction fades into figurative and vice versa. His syntax is the result of a comprehensive va...
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1990s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Contrasts of Love and Memory
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni extensive traveling through India, Indonesia and Egypt often influenced the imagery of his paintings exploring mythological themes from all over the world. This powerful ...
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1990s Modern Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Erosions of the Square III - Abstract Small Painting on Japanese Silk Paper
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Erosions of the Square III is a 19 x 25-inch abstract painting on Japanese silk paper. The composition of this precious small work on paper takes advantage of the ...
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2010s Contemporary Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Osmosis - Large Abstract Cosmic Blue Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G.B. Vanni's Osmosis is a 34 x 54 inches abstract oil painting. The main colors are blue, and red. This large oil painting is also subtitled "Enthropy: Passage through a Membrane". I...
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Early 2000s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Explosive Abstract Expressionist Painting with Red and Black and Oval Geometry
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Chronos" is a 84 x 60 inch abstract oil painting. It is a geometrical abstraction in the shape of an oval. The main colors are red, orange and blue. The title "Ch...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Tanagra I - Small Abstract Painting with Red, Green, and Blue Colors
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's Tanagra I is a small abstract 10 x 8 inches painting. The technique is egg tempera, and the main colors are green, red, and blue. The blue and green colors create a bea...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Gold Leaf

Zeus - Figurative Surrealism Mythological Painting with Red and Earth Colors
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Zeus" is a 38 x 60 inch figurative surrealism mythological oil painting on canvas. The main colors are earth tones and red. It is an interpretation of Zeus, the sky...
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1990s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Monument and the Desert - Small Abstract Geometric Panel Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's The Monument and the Desert is a small abstract 10 x 8 inches panel painting. The technique is egg tempera, and the main colors are ochre and blue. This painting is pa...
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1990s Abstract Geometric Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Egg Tempera, Wood Panel

To Explore a Labyrinth of Forgotten Signs - Abstract Surrealism Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "To Explore a Labyrinth of Forgotten Signs" is a 48 x 36-inch abstract surrealism oil painting on canvas. The painting comes with a simple gallery display frame in...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Life growing in a Metal World - Abstract Blue and Red Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Life growing in a Metal World" is a 20 x 28 inch abstract oil painting, with paper glued to the canvas. This artwork belongs to a series of small paintings of the s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Copper

Cardinal Points II
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni is best known for his vibrant and intellectual paintings where often abstraction fades into figurative and vice versa. This painting is part of his abstract geometr...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

A Stream of Life - Photography and Watercolor Surrealist Landscape
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's A Stream of Life is a 17 x 11.7 inches artwork combining photography and watercolor. It represents a surrealist landscape. The softened photographic detail of a geologi...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Paper, Watercolor, Giclée

Eclipse
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
This painting, titled Eclipse, is part of a long series of works where G. B. Vanni explores mythological themes from all over the world. The artist took his inspiration from the Gree...
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2010s Modern Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

The Ambiguity of Dreams
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni is known for his vibrant, colorful and intellectual works where often abstraction fades into figurative. For this work Vanni combined two very different techniques, ...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Giclée

Transformation - Photography and Watercolor Surrealist Landscape
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's Transformation is a 12.6 x 18.1 inches artwork combining photography and watercolor. It represents a surrealist landscape. For this work Vanni photographed a detail of ...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Giclée, Paper, Watercolor

City of the Brass Wall: South
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Archaeological themes are often the reference for many of G.B. Vanni's works. His extensive traveling around the world, led him to see archeological sites from different cultures. Fr...
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1990s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Brass

World Changes Animals Still Fight - Abstract Surrealist Colorful Oil Painting
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "World Changes Animals Still Fight" is a 48 x 41 inch abstract surrealism oil painting on canvas. The painting comes with a simple gallery display frame in natural...
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2010s Surrealist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Subaqueous Dinosaur - Abstract Surrealism Tempera Miniature with Gold Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni "Fragmented Moon Dream" is a 14.5 x 19 inch abstract egg tempera painting on panel with 23k gold leaf. This is one of the Miniature paintings that he has created, al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Egg Tempera, Wood Panel

Curvilinear
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
This Abstract artwork subtly threads between a figurative reference and an abstract space. As many by Gian Berto Vanni, is characterized by the use of diverse formal components, expr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Dance of Shiva - Surrealism Oil Painting Representing Hindu God Shiva
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Dance of Shiva" is a 68 x 36 inch abstract surrealism oil painting on canvas. The painting comes with a simple gallery display frame in natural wood with a black ...
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1990s Expressionist Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Canvas, Oil

Erosions in Time - Photography and Watercolor Surrealist Landscape
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Vanni's Erosions in Time is a 17.75 x 12.5 inches artwork combining photography and watercolor. It represents a surrealist landscape. For this work Vanni photographed a detail ...
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2010s Contemporary Gian Berto Vanni Art

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Archival Paper, Giclée, Watercolor

Villages in the Void Space
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni is best known for his vibrant and intellectual paintings where often abstraction fades into figurative and vice versa. This artwork titled Villages in the Void Space...
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2010s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Oil, Cotton Canvas

Springtime Dawn - Surrealist Landscape Oil Painting with Orange and Yellow
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
G.B. Vanni's Springtime Dawn is a 60 x 36 inches surrealist landscape oil painting. The main colors are orange and yellow. A floating sun seem to rise above an ephemeral gray and blu...
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1990s Abstract Gian Berto Vanni Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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