The exhibition held at the Gallery of Modern Art in the Pitti Palace wants to pay tribute to one of the greatest artist of the twentieth century Tuscan art; Enzo Faraoni. He was a painter and engraver from Florence.
The exhibition offers a good selection of works by Enzo Faraoni which testify his artistic career. He expressed the poetic everyday life of simple and concrete things throughout a delicate chromatic range.
A chronological and thematic journey makes the visitor discover the artist, one of the most important of the twentieth century, and his artistic work. Sixty-four paintings and twelve drawings, from the early 1930s to the last experiments in November 2004 when a serious eye disease forced Faraoni to give up his artistic career, are on display in the exhibition.
Through the images which create the different sections of the exhibition, the dominant motifs of Faraoni’s pictorial and graphic art are reconstructed, from self-portraits and female subjects to still lives and his interest in the plant world. Faraoni’s brushstrokes changed over the years, as well as the use of colours, depending on whether he painted female portraits or still life and vegetation, a subject to which he devoted himself consistently throughout his career.
Nature and reality in the painting of Enzo Faraoni
Gallery of Modern Art, Pitti Palace, Florence
04 February – 01 May 2011
Exhibition curated by Mirella Branca
Exhibition catalogue published by Edizioni Polistampa (available only in Italian)
Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze; Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti