About the Book
Rino Giannini was born in Pietrasanta (Lu) in 1939 and grew up in the surroundings of the working of marble. After various experiences, he decided to dedicate his time to sculpture and received a diploma from the Art Institute of Pietrasanta. As a professional sculptor, he obtained many important commissions amongst which is notable the portrait of Father Ciampicon for the Church Chiesa Dei Servi di Maria di Massa, four sculptures of Oranti for a chapel of a cemetery of Staglieno (Ge), the official portrait of Federico Milkovich, founder of the U.I.L.M.D., the portrait of Henry Laurens for the Historical Society of Charlestown and the Madonna with Child for the House of the young child of Seycelles, the monument for the commercial area of Seano (Prato) and the commemorative sculpture of Mr. Moulin and Charles De Gaulle for Cannes in the French Riviera. In 1975 he was invited to teach and became professor of the course entitled "Techniques of marble" in the School of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, where he taught for twenty years. Today the artist continues to sculpt in his studio entitled the Superior School of Sculpture of Pietrasanta. Giannini is also an organizer and curator of artistic events, and he was invited to sculpt in symposiums and other manife-stations of figurative nature in all the world (France, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the United States). /// Rino Giannini nasce a Pietrasanta (Lu) nel 1939 ed è cresciuto nell’ambiente della lavorazione del marmo. Dopo varie esperienze, si è indirizzato verso la scultura, diplomandosi alla Scuola d'Arte di Pietrasanta.
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!