Artist: Giampaolo Talani.
Technique: serigraph with multiple materials.
Size: 40 x 40 cm.
Title: “Notte di San Lorenzo”.
Certified and framed work.
Giampaolo Talani was born in San Vincenzo (Livorno) in 1955. He always lived and worked in San Vincenzo. He attended the art school and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, where he was a student of Goffredo Trovarelli.
Giampaolo Talani was a very important Tuscan painter and sculptor with a very strong bond with Florence, where he studied and started his career as an artist.
He matured a deep artistic background, and curiosity led him to cultivate the traditional genres of painting and also to experiment with other techniques, including engraving and fresco painting, of which he was (among his contemporaries) one of the few profound connoisseurs.
In Giampaolo Talani’s unique works and serigraphs, the sea is the absolute engine of the representation. The protagonists of his paintings are often represented in the act of leaving: with a suitcase in their hand, they cross fiery beaches in the heat of the day or lit by the moonlight. The wind is a constant companion of his characters, it ruffles their hair and changes their routes. The swarming of life on the sea is the path through which Talani represented the human existence, that the artist from San Vincenzo saw as a journey with an unreachable destination, always subject to the whims of fate.
In his work as a sculptor, Talani shaped equally restless figures, always on the move: his sculptures are sailors or leavers, attracted by the journey and unable to stop even for a moment in the same place. Among the most significant works of the Galp collection there is “L’Uomo che Salva il Mare”: the three-metre version of the sculpture is located on Isola del Giglio, and it was donated to the inhabitants as a tribute to their commitment during the removal of the Costa Concordia wreck, after the 2015 shipwreck.
Talani’s works are present in prestigious collections both in Italy and abroad (his painting is much appreciated especially in the United States). Many personalities from the world of culture wrote about him, and among others: Vittorio Sgarbi, Umberto Cecchi, Giovanni Faccenda, Tommaso Paloscia, Nicola Micieli, Riccardo Ferrucci. With “La grafica giovane”, for the first time the most significant engravings by the master, dating back to the 1970s-1980s, are collected in single volume. The new edition of Talani’s early etchings was made by Raffaello Becattini, Florentine master printer. He wanted to transfer new sheets from the old plates on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of activity of his historic print shop, thus giving the opportunity to know engravings by Talani, who is best known for his paintings and frescoes.
After the recent death of the artist, it has become increasingly difficult to find works that bear the artist’s original signature, so his autograph production is for sale at rising prices.
- Giampaolo Talani (1955-2018)
- Titre de l’œuvre
- Notte di San Lorenzo
- Signé à la main
- Excellent état
- Taille totale
- 60×60×2 cm