This sculpture placed at the Middelheim Museum is a unique treasure in the art-loving city of Antwerp. The open-air museum and its exceptional setting provide a fascinating overview of more than one hundred years of visual arts. The welcoming art park enchants more than 250,000 visitors every year. Entrance is free of charge.
Alberto Viani (June 23, 1906 in Quistello at Mantua - November 1989 in Mestre) was an Italian sculptor. Alberto Viani studied 1944-1947 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. From 1944 he was an assistant of Arturo Martini. As Martini died in 1947, Viani took over as his successor to the chair of sculpture at the Academy. Viani was, along with Renato Birolli, co-founder of the group Fronte Nuovo delle Arti in 1946th The artistic work of Viani was strongly influenced at the beginning of Artura Martini. In his later works he turns to a more abstract idiom. His works have followed rather reminiscent of the sculptures of Hans Arp and Constantin Brancusi. Alberto Viani made sculptures out of plaster, stone or bronze. His sculptures have round and soft, more flowing forms. Many of his works remind in their forms on human body, but it does not really make from. Viani took part in the first documenta in 1955 in Kassel, and also on the next, the documenta 2 represented in 1959 as an artist. In 1983 he received a Antonio Feltrinelli Prize for Art.
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