Giosetta Fioroni

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GIOSETTA FIORONI

Giosetta Fioroni was born in Rome in 1932 and she has been immersed in the art world since childhood: her father was a sculptor and her mother a painter. Still very young, in 1956, she performed at the Venice Biennale and from then countless exhibitions followed, both personal and collective, in Italy and abroad.

Her series of paintings characterised by silver subjects and realized in the period between the '60s and the '70s was a success. In 1968 she performed "La Spia Ottica" at the Tartaruga Gallery in Rome. In the following year she created the first Teatrino, a "toy for adults" made of painted wood provided with a lens, through which it was possible to look at a set of miniature objects; in this way she approached the world of fairy tales and legends, opening to the world her personal memory but also the collective one. This interest for legends and spirits continued throughout the '70s, when the artist moved in the country for a long period together with the writer Goffredo Parise: from this experience comes a series of works dedicated to fairy tales and the re-discovery of childhood. During the '80s, she began a collaboration with writers and poets such as Parise, Ceronetti, Abrasino, Zanzotto and Garboli, turning towards works on paper, books and graphics; in the same period, she produced the series of paintings titled "Il Vero" and a series of pastels and oils dedicated to Tiepolo.

In 1990 the National Institute for Graphics of Rome organized an anthology with all her works on paper. Moreover, from 1993 she also began to devote herself to ceramics, creating important sculptural series. In 1993 she took part in the Venice Biennale with a solo show.