Emilio Scanavino

Emilio Scanavino (Genoa 1922 - Milan 1986)

After an initial activity in Genoa, in 1947 Scanavino stayed in Paris, an experience that proved to be fundamental in his stylistic development, in particular for the echoes of post-cubism that he assimilated and interpreted in a personal key as early as 1948 and for the abstract influences. He took part in the 25th Venice Biennale where he achieved great success and bonded with those who were to become his critics and gallery owners of reference: Guido Ballo, Arturo Schwarz and Guido Le Noci. From the 1950s onwards, Scanavino introduced the element of the stylised knot into his pictorial production, a symbol that in the artist's idea has to do with the bond that each individual weaves with his own interiority and with the external world, made up of environments, human relationships and habits.

In 1971 he began a collaboration with the Galleria Guastalla Graphis Arte and produced five original silkscreens.

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