Violina – Nerone


01.08. – 30.10.2021

opening hours:

Mo – Fr: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 18:00

Sa: 10:00 – 13:00


The art Gallery Hofburg is showing the famous Italian artist Nerone (1939-2021) for the first time.

In the gallery you can admire a wide range of unpublished works, which are shown for the first time in this variety. Let yourself be inspired by the pictures, immerse yourself in the strong colors that Nerone skillfully puts on the canvas.

Born on August 1, 1939 as Sergio Terzi in Villarotta (Emilia-Romagna) in poor circumstances. His father is an alcoholic and pays more attention to his dogs than to his children. As the eldest son, Nerone soon takes on responsibility for his younger siblings. He worked in various professions and, inspired by the painter Antonio Ligabue, decided to pick up a brush one morning.

At the beginning he paints figurines and is ridiculed by his comrades, but soon arouses the attention of art critics. As time went by, his painting evolved, the beasts left place to man. His poetry was finally released. At the centre of every canvas, life came back with less envy, less rancour. The enchantment of the colours started dominating. He still painted his wrath, but he knew how to be a ruthless critic of himself: when a piece didn’t convince him he erased or destroyed it.

Numerous international exhibitions and awards testify to the talent of the artist, who is still very well received today.


Marvel at over 80 works by the artist by the end of October 2021.

You can view other works in the art store Kompatscher at the seminar square.

Source: Augusto A. Tota, Remo A. Piperno, V. Sgarbi, exhibition catalogue “Violina” Nerone, 2021.