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23 September 2022 @ 10:00 - 16 October 2022 @ 19:00

On the occasion of the exhibition that the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence dedicates to Enzo Faraoni (1920-2017) in October, the Pirra Gallery pays a tribute to the great Florentine painter with a rich solo exhibit. On display works, whose privileged subjects are still life and the female figure, representative of the long and intense artistic path of Faraoni, one of the protagonists of the Italian figurative art of the second half of the twentieth century.
His works tell the poetic everyday life of the simplest things, of his models absorbed in their thoughts, through a delicate chromatic range and a careful balance of light and shadow. Sobriety dominates, there is no hierarchy of values, everything is an essential part. The result is an unadorned painting, alien to the superfluous, but at the same time evocative and capable of introducing us to the congenial dimension of the artist, the one that talks to all those things with no apparent history.

Among the official recent exhibitions:

2022 Enzo Faraoni 1920 – 2017. Dipinti dalla casa – studio dell’Impruneta, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence

2019 Enzo Faraoni, Palazzo Lomellini, Carmagnola, Turin

2014 Enzo Faraoni. Un “antico” maestro d’oggi, Palazzo Comunale e Chiesa San Giusto, Sesto Fiorentino (Fi)

2013 Enzo Faraoni. Dipinti, Comune di Impruneta, Firenze

2011 Natura e verità nella pittura di Enzo Faraoni, Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Palazzo Pitti, Florence

2011 Enzo Faraoni. Il carico del segno, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence

2001 Enzo Faraoni. Figure, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence.

Maria Pagnini is the author of “La pace della sera. Biografia di Enzo Faraoni, pittore” (The peace of the evening. Biography of Enzo Faraoni, painter), Florence, Soleombra Ed.

In 2014 Altralinea Ed. publishes the anthology of critics Enzo Faraoni, painter and engraver by Maria Coli.

Firenze, Uffizi  – Department of Prints and Drawings
Firenze, Uffizi  – Selfportraits Collection
Firenze, Pitti Palace – Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Firenze, Musei Civici Fiorentini
Monsummano Terme, Pistoia – Museo di Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento


23 September 2022 @ 10:00
16 October 2022 @ 19:00