collection of etchings 4 - (PIAZZA, MARIANI, CANGEMI)


Born in Catania March 30, 1959 and grows in Niscemi where he completes a regular schooling up to the diploma of Scientific Maturity. He approaches painting as a teenager and after a period of inactivity finds interest in the early eighties of the twentieth century, favoring the exercise of design. In 1977 he moved to Palermo where he studied Architecture and after graduation, in 1983, he attended the courses of chalcography and lithography organized by the Raffaello Accademu of Urbino.


Maurizio Mariani was born in Florence on 18 November 1937.
He completed his regular studies at the Artistic High School in Florence.
Student of Maestro Roberto Pucci, painter and engraver, exponent of that Florentine School that wants everything in the sign and nothing out of the mark.   In 1991 he founded with Vairo Mongatti, Gianni Cacciarini and Gabriele Orselli "Academia Nova", a poster for etching.
His works are appreciated by art critics: Umberto Baldini, Tommaso Paloscia, Armando Nocentini, Ugo Barlozzetti, Corrado Marsan, Franco Manescalchi, Piero Bargellini, Eleonora D'Aquino, Michele Campana, Giordano Petrioli, Aurelio Ragionieri, Angelo Spinillo, Paolo Castellucci , Constantante Costantini ...


 Italian engraver Andrea Cangemi was born in S.Lorenzo a Merse Monticiano near Siena in 1951. He entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata where he obtained a degree in painting and then deepened his knowledge of etching studying with Walter Piacesi and Renzo Vespignani. He started his artistic activity in 1972, winning first prize for drawing at the "Ill Trofeo di Pittura, Scultura e Grafica" at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. Over the years he took part in the most important and prestigious etching exhibitions, both national (Italian) and European. His etching works appear in the graphics collection of the Pinacoteca Civica di Fermo, in the "Civica Raccolta dele Stampe Achille Bertarelli" in Milan, in the "Sezione Incisori Marchigiani" of the Pinacoteca Civica in S. Elpidio a Mare, in the "Gabinetto Stampe Moderne" in the city of Bagnacavallo, in the collection "Alberto Sartori" in Mantua, at the Cultural Foundation "Il Pellicano" in Trasanni (Urbino), at the "Calcografia Nacional Real Academia de Bellas Artes De San Fernando" in Madrid, at the "Archivio dell'Incisione Bolognese/Centro Studi Giorgio Morandi" and at the Foundation CARISBO in Bologna.

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