Giosetta Fioroni and Goffredo Parise were together until the writer’s death in 1986, a central figure in the Italian literary scene in the twentieth century. They shared choices, world views, artistic experiences and life. Meeting Goffredo Parise remains “the central happy event” in the artist’s life. A love that Giosetta continues to cultivate. Lettere d’amore is a plaquette (a name given in Paris to short but special editions in the early 1900s) which brings together an essay by Parise for Giosetta Fioroni and a letter from Giosetta for Goffredo, evidence of their deep bond. The texts are accompanied by drawings by the painter, portraits of the two, sketches created for special occasions and photographs. An intimate, private book: a collection of the artist’s thoughts to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Goffredo Parise’s death.
Giosetta Fioroni, the daughter of a sculptor father and a painter and puppeteer mother, was a student of Toti Scialoja at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and, through the Roman master, from the 1950s onwards, she was a regular visitor to Piazza del Popolo and mixed with the likes of Afro, Burri, Novelli and many others. Since then, her artistic journey has made her one of the leading figures on the Italian art scene, exhibiting her work in numerous solo and collective shows, bringing a personal and subjective view of creation to the material.