LIGUSTRO: the great Ligurian artist with eyes on the wonders of Japan
L I G U S T R O
Giovanni Berio, who works under the pseudonym of Ligustro, was born in Imperia (Italy) in 1924.
Since 1986 he has dedicated himself exclusively to the study of Japanese coloured woodblock printing and the Nishiki-e techniques in use during the Edo period, creating hand-prints on highly prized paper produced in Japan using traditional craft methods.
Ligustro Nishiki-e technique consists in having, for each print, many woods that will be printed one by one. For this reason, there could be some print with the same drawing but with different colours.
He gives lectures and practical demonstration to bring this artistic technique and its fascinating history to the general public.
On 9th May 2015, at the public library Leonardo Lagorio of the city of Imperia, with the sponsorship of the Italy Japan Foundation and Foundation Mario Novaro, took place the opening of the room dedicated to the master Giovanni Berio, alias LIGUSTRO as a goal following the important donation (crafted woods, correspondence, Japanese calligraphies, books and artworks, a complete archive of an entire life dedicated to art) of Ligustro to the city of Imperia. The room is usable from the community, as a point of excellence, to consult all the donated material for personal in-depth analysis and follow up meetings.Ligustro passed away peacefully on 11th December 2015 surrounded by loved ones and many friends: from his beloved Japan, held in his small studio in Imperia Oneglia, Ligustro leaves extraordinary ideas to grasp and wonderful artworks to enjoy.
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