About the Book
Franco Tanganelli nasce a Castiglion Fiorentino (Ar) e a diciassette anni si stabilisce a Firenze per completare gli studi e seguire la vocazione artistica.
Pittore realista, trova in Guttuso il primo maestro, ma ama anche l’arte di Van Gogh, Picasso e Bacon e si cimenta con qualsiasi tipo di tecnica.
La prima mostra personale risale ai primi anni Settanta; segue poi una lunga attività in Italia e all'estero, dove compie lunghi soggiorni in Francia e Gran Bretagna.
Nel 1989 si innamora di Sarna, in Casentino, e vi trasferisce studio e residenza, seguito nel 1992 da Beatrice Rosai che diventerà la compagna di vita e di arte. Nel 1995 nascono la Scuola di Sarna e l'Associazione Culturale Castello di Sarna.
In ambito scultoreo ha eseguito importanti commissioni pubbliche. /// Franco Tanganelli was born in Castiglion Fiorentino (Ar) and at age seventeen, he settled down in Florence to complete his studies and follow his artistic vocation.
Realist Painter, he found in Guttuso the first maestro, yet also loved the art of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Bacon and experimented with every type of technique.
The first personal exhibition dates to the early seventies; then followed by a long activity in Italy and abroad, where he completed extensive stays in France and Great Britain.
In 1989 he fell in love with Sarna, in the Casentino area, and transferred studio and residence, followed in 1992 by Beatrice Rosai who became his companion of life and art. In 1995 the School of Sarna and the Cultural Association Castle of Sarna were born.
In the range of sculptural he has performed important public commissions especially in bronze, such as The Fountain of Life for the Foundation Order of the Camaldolesi Monks in Ponte a Poppi (Ar) and The Guardian of the Memory for the door of the Castle of Sarna.
Danielle Villicana is an American artist, artist agent and curator. She is the founder and president of Villicana D'Annibale, Inc. and artistic director of Via Cavour 85 in Arezzo. Born in San Francisco and raised in Pasadena and Laguna Beach, she earned a B.A in Art history and the Visual Arts from Occidental College in 1994 and a Diploma in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome in 2006. Danielle has been actively promoting contemporary art and culture with her husband light designer Maurizio D'Annibale since 2010, organizing approximately 100 exhibits and numerous cultural events as well as artist catalogues and monographs. She currently lives between Arezzo, Italy and Pasadena, California.