ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life

Saturday 16 September 2017

Enzo Faraoni is a great painter and engraver from Florence; he expresses the poetic everyday life of simple and concrete things throughout a delicate chromatic range. The thirty works that will be exhibited are chosen from his long and prolific career and among his favourite subjects, which are female figures and still lives.
Works by Enzo Faraoni are permanently dealt by the Pirra Art Gallery and are published in monographs edited by the Gallery.

Among his prestigious exhibitions in Italy and abroad, there are the Biennali:
1948: International Art Biennale, Venice
1950: International Art Biennale, Venice
1954: International Art Biennale, Venice
1955: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1956: International Art Biennale, Venice
1957: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1959: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1959-61: The Parker Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Painting, New York, Chicago, S.Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas
1961: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1968: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1982: International Graphic Biennale, Seoul

Among the official exhibitions:
2001 "Enzo Faraoni. Figure", Academy of Drawing Arts, Florence.
In 2011 Pitti Palace-Gallery of Modern Art has held an important retrospective titled "Natura e verità nella pittura di Enzo Faraoni", with catalogue. Still in 2011, "Enzo Faraoni. Il carico del segno", Academy of Drawing Arts, Florence.
2013 "Enzo Faraoni. Dipinti", Impruneta, Florence
2014 "Enzo Faraoni. Un "antico" maestro d'oggi", Sesto Fiorentino, Florence

MUSEUMS
Firenze, Uffizi Gallery – Department of Prints and Drawings
Firenze, Uffizi Gallery – Selfportraits Collection
Firenze, Pitti Palace-Gallery of Modern Art
Firenze, The Florentine Civic Museums
Monsummano Terme, Pistoia - Museo di Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento

The exhibition will be open till October 18, 2017.

Selection of works in the current exhibition

Lilies - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Lilies (FC-3)
Still life and flower pot  - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Still life and flower pot (FI-25)
Still life - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Still life (FI-8)
Fruit and garlic - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Fruit and garlic (80-18)
Seated model - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Seated model (856-X )
Still life with flowers - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Still life with flowers (80-2)
Flowers - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Flowers (FC-8)
Iris on the table - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Iris on the table (FC-12)
Flute player - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Flute player (F-27)
Branches of persimmon - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Branches of persimmon (FI-18)
Flowers on the table - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Flowers on the table (784-X)
Model lying - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Model lying (FI-17)
Still life - ENZO FARAONI. The poetry of everyday life
Still life (FI-16)