Giosetta Fioroni, Rome 1932
The Glasses, 1968
Framed: 130 x 85 cm (51 1/8 x 33 1/2 in.)
ProvenanceCollection Archivio Goffredo Parise - Giosetta Fioroni
LiteratureGiosetta Fioroni. Roma anni '60, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Piero Mascitti and Elettra Bottazzi, Milan, 2016, pp. 270-271.
ExhibitionsCatanzaro, Museo Marca, Giosetta Fioroni. Roma anni '60, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Piero Mascitti and Elettra Bottazzi, 4 June-31 August 2016.
Whilst in Rome she was part of the artistic milieu linked to the gallery La Tartaruga, owned by Plinio De Martiis. There, she had the opportunity to meet Cy Twombly, Willem De Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. In a solo exhibition with Umberto Bignardi, at the gallery La Tartaruga in 1961, she began to exhibit paintings made with industrial colours, such as aluminium and gold, bearing signs, lettering, and symbols. She was part of the Piazza del Popolo School with Tano Festa, Mario Schifano and Franco Angeli, with whom she exhibited at the Venice Biennale of 1964 (the Biennale of Pop Art), invited by Maurizio Calvesi. From that year, she became the permanent companion of Goffredo Parise, and remained at his side until 1986, the year of the Venetian writer's death.
From 1963 she worked with photographs projected onto canvas and in 1967 in Milan at the Naviglio Gallery she exhibited a series of portraits and feminine figures on a white background. The Glasses is characteristic work of this period. After 1969 she investigated the world of fable and legend: paintings, boxes and theatres open to a world of personal and collective memory. The 1980s belong to her collaborations with writers and poets and then in 1990 the National Institute of Graphics in Rome organized an anthology of her works on paper. At the Venice Biennale of 1993 she had a solo presentation and in the same year she began working with ceramics.
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