The memory of Faraoni in the book between life and art

With the memory of the painter ‘Walter Faraoni- story of a life’ published by Armando editore, an editorial series curated by the art therapists Cinzia Lissi, Alessandra Fantozzi and Jessica Neri, respectively gestalt counsellor, psychologist, and professional educator. The debut volume, like those that will follow, is supported by the Magnani di Savignano funeral home agency and aims to accompany family members in the elaboration of the loss of a loved one, through the best memories, aspects, anecdotes , the passions, affections and testimonies, in writing, of those who knew and loved him in life.

Walther Faraoni, born in Cesena on December 23, 1942 and died on February 3, 2016, left an indelible mark of his earthly passage, not only in his private life, his family, his children Giacomo, Angela and Francesca, his friends, but through art and the volume collects, in color, many of the works he has produced, the exhibitions held, mentions the reviews of the art critics who underline how much the landscape, the still lifes, the splendid solitary seascapes and the Romagna countryside painted by Walter animated by a calm and joyful vitality together.

Banker and trade unionist, therefore a concrete person – as Luciano and Marisa remember him – whose house is close to the gallery that Faraoni opened in Cesenatico in via Baldini, which soon became an informal ‘cenacolo’ “where one sat wherever in which we spoke with sincerity, from politics to the most varied topics”.

Today it is her daughter Angela who carries on ‘the artists of the Faraoni house’, in the small gallery in via Albizzi, where she creates paper sculptures, while her sister Francesca, a graduate of the Art Institute in Ravenna and a pupil of Leonardo Lucchi, creates sculptures in Crete.

Raffaella Candoli

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