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 D'Annibale is the Founder & Artistic Director of Via Cavour 85, an alternative space located in the historical center of Arezzo in Tuscany, dedicated to contemporary art, where she organizes solo & group exhibitions, art & musical events as well as poetry readings. Since 2010, together with her husband Maurizio D’Annibale, light designer, she has curated & organized over 80 exhibitions as well as created more than 45 catalogues and monographs for artists. Originally from Pasadena & Laguna Beach, California, in 1994 Danielle graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, earning a B.A. in Art History and the Visual Arts. In the same year she moved to Florence where she frequented some of the most important Florentine atelier. Subsequently she learned the fresco techniques at the school of Leonetto Tintori in Prato. In 2006 she obtained the academic diploma in Painting with highest honors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. VIVA L'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA!
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