When Martini died in 1947, Viani took over the chair of sculpture at the academy as his successor.
Viani's artistic work was initially strongly influenced by Artura Martini. In his later works he turned to a more abstract formal language. His works then have more echoes of the sculptures by Hans Arp and Constantin Brâncuși .
Alberto Viani made sculptures out of plaster, stone or bronze. His sculptures have round and soft, rather flowing forms. Many of his works are reminiscent of human bodies in their forms, but do not really depict them.
- Santini, Viani, 1990: Santini, PC, Alberto Viani, Milan 1990
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 23, 1906|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Quistello near Mantua , Italy|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 1989|
|Place of death||Mestre , Italy|