Title: Finestra Gotica 2 Translation: Gothic Window 2
Artist: Franco Marchi, Italian Artsit
Size: Width: 7.5 inches Height: 10.5 inches Signed by Franco Marchi
Price: $140.00 US
In this collage, Italian artist, Franco Marchi, uses triangular silk and taffeta. His combination of striking colors and geometry are balanced with a three dimensional edge.
A Word About This Fine Art Form
Passamaneria (Trimmings), recognized as a fine art form since the Renaissance or later for religious or military uniforms, ornamental drapes, and sophisticated home decoration. This unique medium can be described as generic denomination of weaved textile, of thread either in silver, gold, wool, or other material. In the late nineteenth century, Italian artist, inventor, and designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) embraced this entrancing art form for his home decoration. As a young man, flourishing in a family of artists, Fortuny was introduced to many different textiles and fabrics. His parents were passionate for materials and had their own collections of textiles from various shops they had visited in Europe. This rich cultural environment stimulated Fortuny to experiment and create his own textiles and dresses. Another important artist, also from Italy, that worked in this rare medium was Enrico Baj (1924 – 2003), a politically motivated artist and writer of his time. Continuing the tradition of these two Masters, Franco Marchi lives and thrives in Florence and stands, as Italian art critic Ugo Mongardi Fantaguzzi proclaims, "one of the major creators of the 21'st century."
Artist Fanco March is represented by the Stonebreaker Fine Art Gallery. This is the first display and sale of his popular works in the United States.
Born in the town of Riolo Terme in northeast Italy in 1940, Franco Marchi resided there until his move to Florence in 1970. The capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. Inspiring many great artists from the past and present, Franco Marchi found numerous avenues to advance his art career in this culturally rich area. From organizing art exhibits with Romagna and Tuscany artists, designing window displays in Florence, to costume design for area performers, Franco Marchi's career has blossomed in the "City of Art".
This historical area has given him inspiration to create his collectable fine art cards that have been well recognized by worldwide art collectors. Artist's that have influenced Marchi include, Bosnian sculptor Jakov Brdar; Spanish artist, Antonio Diaz Garcia; Russian artist Hucomaroc Bocuniu; Greek artist Afrodite Kousloudaki; and Italian artist Maria Letizia Strigelli.
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