In 1988 they returned back to Lucerne to open up their own Art
Gallery. Many artists used the opportunity to display
their artwork in their Gallery - which has meanwhile become a meeting
point for international art. Simone Erni created 1990 the
illustrated book "Venezia" (Impressions of the Venetian
Carnival). The beautiful scenery of Venice forms the perfect
backdrop for this extraordinary art book, full of joie
de vivre, sensuality and erotic.
In 1994 Simone Erni picked
up her old passion of three-dimensional modelling,
which she had studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. In
1995 she modelled two plaster reliefs for her first Medal,
which was carnival-themed. In the following three years she created another
three Medals (one of them again for the Lucerne Carnival) and in 2005
several lithographies about the Lucerne Carnival were issued.
Apart from painting and
also designed calling cards, lapel pins and beach towels.
For her 65th Birthday in
2011 she created the limited edition lithography "La Salute"
with a corresponding medal. The art project was realised in close
co-operation with the Association "IG Erni Medaillen". "La
Salute" is a fascinating supplement to her illustrated book
"Venezia" from 1990.
A detailed biography of
Erni can be found on her official homepage:
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