Bruno Bruni:
Sculpture "Amore", bronze green version
Bruno Bruni:
Sculpture "Amore", bronze green version

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 480 copies | numbered | signed | bronze + stone | patinated | partly polished | size 41 x 11 x 11 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 5.5 kg

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Sculpture "Amore", bronze green version
Bruno Bruni: Sculpture "Amore", bronze green version


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Sculpture "Amore", bronze green version

Bruno Bruni's art is the art of a consistent aesthete. It was like that from the very beginning and it remained like that even when, at the time of his artistic beginnings, the art market mainly expected abstraction and was highly sceptical of any representationalism in art. The tenacity with which Bruni defended his concept of the beauty of the work of art in word and work is thoroughly admirable.
Bruno remained true to himself, whether for his drawings, his lithography or his sculptural work. Even back then, there were many admirers of his work who always pointed out that Bruni's achievement was not to refocus beauty in art.

Bruno Bruni never shied away from putting great emotions into the work. This is also the case with "Amore": his couple holding each other in an intimate hug shows two lovers, and, if you will love itself in its dual form of deep emotional affection and sensual desire.

Fine bronze sculpture, green patinated, partially polished. Cast by hand using the Lost-Wax-Process. On a pedestal made of natural diabase stone. Limited edition of 960 copies, 480 copies in brown bronze and 480 copies in green bronze (offered here), numbered and signed. Size 41 x 11 x 11 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 5,5 kg. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

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About Bruno Bruni

Born in 1935, Italian painter, graphic artist, and sculptor

"Art must be for everyone."

Truly a life devoted to art: Bruno Bruni, an internationally celebrated and successful painter, graphic artist, and sculptor, has been working as a freelance artist for more than six decades, creating a broad and extensive oeuvre that inspires collectors and art lovers worldwide.

Without being committed to any particular school, he developed an individual style early on, based on figurative elements, such as those reminiscent of the Renaissance and Mannerism but also revealing other influences, such as those of Surrealism. Bruni's depictions often radiate a beguiling beauty and grace, which he skilfully contrasts with elements like missing faces. His choice of motifs is also impressive, with its very diverse subjects. On one hand, there are his classics, which he repeatedly varies and combines, such as sensual female nudes, the trench coat, or the amaryllis. On the other hand, he also creates thoughtful moments with motifs such as the Warsaw Ghetto, Sophie Scholl, Anne Frank, Rosa Luxemburg, or Che Guevara.

Colour lithography, in particular, allows Bruni a high degree of spontaneity and freedom during the process of creation. His slender female nudes, still lifes and delicate floral motifs take on an erotic charm through their graphic expression. His flower still lifes are reminiscent of Albrecht Dürer's graphic studies of nature. However, Bruni is not just concerned with the detailed reproduction of the motif but with the sensual radiance of the floral objects. Typically for his drawings, the dominant element is the line, which seems to be in constant flow and balance. The motif is defined by the beautifully curved serpentine line. The little-structured internal form invites the viewer to intensively follow the contour.

Bruno Bruni was born in 1935 in Gradara, Italy, and grew up in poor living conditions. Already as a child, Bruni started painting and in 1953, he began studying at the Istituto d'Arte di Pesaro. In 1960, he transferred to the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, where he was accepted without any entrance examination and studied under the painter and graphic artist Georg Gresko, later under Paul Wunderlich. In 1965, Bruni left the university – without graduating. But he was already able to sell his first paintings and received a scholarship from the Lichtwark Prize of the City of Hamburg in 1967. In 1968, in protest against the mechanisms of the art market, he co-founded the cooperative "CO-OP" with other artists, and a little later, he achieved the breakthrough he deserved. Yet despite all his success, Bruni was then as he is now, an authentic artist who neither allows himself to be taken over by the art business nor follows trends. He has also never identified with the elitist pretensions of the art scene. "Art has to be for everyone," he says, and not just for rich people.

Since he began exhibiting, Bruni has presented his works in numerous art houses, including London, Rome, Munich, Milan, Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York, Zurich, and St. Petersburg. In 1977, he was awarded the renowned "International Senefeld Award" for his lithographs, and in 2003, he received a very special honour for his services to contemporary art - the title "Official Knight of the Republic of Italy". In 2014, Bruni received an honorary doctorate from the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan.