Nino Tirinnanzi exhibition at Palazzo Pitti

A new feel of painting

Francesca Giordano
April 30, 2015

From May 10 to June 7, 2015, Nino Tirinnanzi, a leading late 20th-century artist will be honored with an exhibition held in the Palazzo Pitti’s Andito degli Angiolini of the Modern Art Gallery. 


House on the hill, 1963


Nino Tirinnanzi, was born in 1923 in Greve in Chianti, where he was recognized by the intellectual elite of Le Giubbe Rosse as a child prodigy, by whom he was said to have discovered a  “new feel of painting.” Vivid landscapes and extraordinary portraits were some of his most famous work.


After his death in Greve in Chianti on December 9, 2002, private and public collections were held in Italy and all over the world. The last major exhibition, however, took place in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio in May 2006.


The pine tree in the mountains, 1964


After being in Rome for the past seven months, the exhibition is now coming to Florence. This exhibition explores all areas of his work including his beloved landscapes of Chianti, public spaces in Florence and Rome and his still lives. The exhibition also displays his work from the early Seventies, when he drew a number of young North Africans, immersed in colors and the light.


Nino Tirinnanzi and Eugenio Montale


Another unusual aspect of the Palazzo Pitti exhibition is the exploration of various sentiments through which Tirinnanzi displayed his tendency towards the “metaphysics of beauty” in every moment of his expressive life, admired by famous Italian poets such as Ungaretti, Luzi, Betocchi, Pasolini and Montale, as well as illustrious writers and intellectuals like Gadda, Tobino, Bo, Pratolini, Palazzeschi, Zurlini and Zeffirelli.


Nino Tirinnanzo – Metaphysics of Beauty

Andito degli Angiolini, Galleria d'arte moderna, Palazzo Pitti

Tel. +39 055/2388760

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Mondays.

Free entrance

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