Massimo Giannoni is an Italian artist born in Empoli in 1954, he currently lives and works in Florence. In 1979, he won the Lubiam Prize (Mantua), which is awarded to the best student of the Academy of Fine Arts.
Giannoni’s painting focuses on the environment and not on human nature, but knows how to speak to us at the same time about man and the inexorable passage of time. “Objects remain, not living beings”: this is exactly what the painter seems to communicate to us, through large oil paintings that represent libraries or interiors of historic buildings.
In 2011, he was one of the ten artists selected by the Fondazione Roma for the 54th edition of the Venice International Art Biennale. In 2018, he participated in Mimesis, variazioni sul libro, an exhibition organized by Sergio Risaliti, at the Florence Uffizi Library.
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