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E. T. di Viganello, born into an artistic family - his maternal grandfather was a conductor and his paternal grandfather, an inventor - developed his practical and aesthetic sense by being taught at an early age about the different means of artistic expression such as music, sculpture and painting. He decided to further his studies in Industrial Design in Milan, Italy. www.scuoladesign.com He spent some time in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, UK, Costa Rica, the USA, thus acquiring an international culture and languages. He has been living in the Principality of Monaco since 1982, where he also has his studio on the Port Hercule. He is a former member of the Monaco branch of UNESCO's International Association of Arts www.aiap-iaa.org/homegb.html and is mentionned in the artists annuary of Monaco. www.annuairedesartistes.mc/
At the beginning of the 80's, he discovered a passion for Scripophily: the collecting of old share certificates and bonds no longer traded on the stock market, shares of bankrupt companies or companies which have been dissolved. The etymology of the word "scripophily" is a combination of the English root "scrip" (an ownership right) and the Greek root "philos" (to love). The origin of this word is the result of a contest held in 1977 by the "Times" in London.
Shares and certificates are often finely engraved, sometimes printed in exquisite colours. The intricate beauty of early banknotes, advertisements, posters and other rarities, that portray the historical and economic backgrounds, also captivated him.
History and art are as much a part of scripophily as economics. This passion led to his first works on this unusual topic thus creating:
"Fine-ancial Art" TM
He developed a preference for collage mixed with other techniques, created from torn, cut-out, split, copied, re-assembled or old pictures pasted together. Having been used as minor popular art, cultural entertainment, applied art or a totally independent form of art, collage goes back a long way in history. In fine arts, historians who specialize in collage, mention masters dating back to the 14th and 15th Centuries. Many well-known artists such as Bellini, Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Le Corbusier, to name but a few, used collage as an expression of their art.
"One can make pictures with scissors and glue, it's the same as with text, it says the same thing"
E. T. di Viganello compiles and integrates in an innovative and calculated manner pictures, documents and representations of the financial world with its unique technical jargon. Symbols and financial emblems are depicted in a bullish manner in magnificent allegories, which enable us to discover the beauty of these documents. His collages are not entirely naive; it is with subtlety that one finds the savvy mix of very ironic humour and at times incisive malicious suggestions hinting at the reality of the financial world. His works burst forth with both metaphor and wit.
Displaying emotion and originality, virtuosity can be seen in his collages through colours and warm tones, which convey a glimpse into his attachment to human values, inspiring sociability renewal and also reflecting his origins. The bright colours of some of his works, on the other hand, show a depth of soul, the knowledge of energy or action.
His work is part of the same spirit that inspired Breugel, Van Heyten, Bosch, Vermeer and more recently Warhol, Liechtenstein, Myron and Schiff who each, in his time and manner, also delved the world of economics and finance. (e.g. "Payment of the Dime", "Fight of the money boxes and safes", "The Dollar Bill", "One Point Two" etc.)
His compositions reflect his love for the world of art and finance, nourished by months of research and the collection of documents and appropriate images. The artist, detective of the financial memory, takes special care to preserve the historical value of these precious documents.
Far from fleeting fashions, which punctuate the history of art today, there are artists who evolve by remaining faithful to their own theme. E. T. di Viganello is one of them. A perfectionist to the core, he even admits to having destroyed numerous works of art with which he was not satisfied.
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Venez nombreux au FORUM DES ARTISTES DE MONACO du 5 au 15 juin 2014 !
The artist has been invited by the "DIRECTION DES AFFAIRES CULTURELLES" to participate to the
"FORUM DES ARTISTES PLASTICIENS MONEGASQUES".
This exhibition will take place from June 1st to 10th 2012 at the AUDITORIUM RAINIER III, PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO.
You are kindly invited, from 2 to 7pm, to visit this event, free of charges.