Gian Berto Vanni, ‘Minotaur’, 2012, Arco Gallery
Gian Berto Vanni, ‘Minotaur’, 2012, Arco Gallery
Gian Berto Vanni, ‘Minotaur’, 2012, Arco Gallery
Gian Berto Vanni, ‘Minotaur’, 2012, Arco Gallery
Gian Berto Vanni, ‘Minotaur’, 2012, Arco Gallery
Gian Berto Vanni, ‘Minotaur’, 2012, Arco Gallery

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 variety of elements referencing from mythology to biology, from literature to his extensive traveling around the world. This piece, displaying the most vivid and reach palette of red, blue and purple colors, is a fascinating amalgamation of different imageries. Referencing to the Totem poles of the Native American Indians, it has the fluidity of cellular organism viewed at the microscope as well as appearance of a colorful insect. The title, Minotaur, refers to the half-bull and half-human monster in Greek mythology. This painting has a twin in another painting by Vanni titled "Argos".

About Gian Berto Vanni

Italian, 1927-2017, Rome, Italy, based in New York, NY, United States