About the Book
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 an American artist and gallerist. She is the CEO and President of Villicana D'Annibale, Inc., an art gallery and artist agency headquartered in Pasadena, California. She is also founder and artistic director of Via Cavour 85, an experimental space for contemporary art in Arezzo, Tuscany in Italy. 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 Academy of Fine Arts (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 over 100 exhibits and numerous cultural events as well as creating over 50 artist catalogues and monographs. Visit our website for news on our artists and exhibitions or for purchase inquiries on artwork.