Framed/signed Etching Of Florence Italy W/the Duomo By Gianni Raffaelli Mint W/d
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Framed/signed Etching Of Florence Italy W/the Duomo By Gianni Raffaelli Mint W/d:
This is a very special work of art by the contemporary artist Gianni Raffaelli, a Florence artist who has a fabulous studio. This is a fine work of art depicting the Duomo in Florence. Beautifully framed with silvered carved frame. Both frame, glass and etching in excellent condition. The frame is 11 inches and 1/4th approx by 9 inches and 1/4th inches approx.One blogger wrote: "His workshop is what I imagine a fine European home to be – dark polished furniture, warm wooden floors, and detailed prints of Italian landscapes and villas hanging on the walls. The mild-mannered, Italian artist, hunched over a drawing at his table, looks up to welcome me. Gianni Raffaelli’s specialty is etching, and he still employs the same technique developed in the old artisan workshops of Florence 500 years ago. In his soft spoken way, he proudly explains his prints are produced one at a time and entirely by hand.... For larger projects, Gianni says it is not unusual to work 3 months to prepare a single copper plate."his website also says: "Gianni Raffaelli was born in the very popular district of San Frediano in Florence in 1952.
He followed his family to Venezuela where his father was rather well-known as painter and spent there part of his youth.
The wild landscape of most of the country impressed him deeply; he
started then to imprint on canvas his feelings and the evocative
Qualified Art Schools were missing in Caracas, he had to attend the only Scientific Hight School in the Italian language, taking his diploma in 1972.
One year after, with the purpose of continuing his studies, he returned to Florence and attended the Faculty of Architecture at the local University. He interrupted his studies pretty soon because in his native town he rediscovered the interest and the incentive to continue his search in pictorial and graphic arts.
While he was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts, he worked for the Ciompi theatre and there he met the other graphic draftsmen, with whom he founded the “L’Ippogrifo” in 1976.
In twenty years of experience Gianni Raffaelli has deeply developed
special and high techniques with professionality and competence and has
received high recognition worldwide. Starting year 1990, under his
personal and private support and enthusiasm, many Art students have
adopted these techniques however difficult to study in public school.
As a result of his high professionality and reputation in the artistic field, Gianni Raffaelli and “La Stampa d’Arte” has been uncharged by the Regional Government of Tuscany to rule the “School of engraving Arts” sponsored and supported by European Social Fund.
Since 1999, together with his wife Francesca with whom he collaborates, he has had a shop-studio in Florence in the area..... Here it is possible to see them working and enjoy their gallery, which offers more than 500 pieces, made during their productive career."
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