Anna Tonelli

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Education

Artistic High School Diploma, Liceo Artistico Statale via di Ripetta, Rome, Italy

Five-year degree in Architecture with 110/110, University of Rome La Sapienza, Faculty of Architecture, Thesis "Restoration of monuments"

Registered in the Register of Architects order number 5766.

Qualification to teach art education Ministry of Public Education.

Lots of refresher courses.

Architecture competitions

Recently the Treccani Encyclopedia reserved a specific item for me as proof of my work. https://www.treccani.it/encyclopedia/anna-tonelli/

 

Personal exhibitions

2016 Drawings and paintings, at Palazzo Ruspoli with the patronage of the Municipality of Cerveteri.

2016 The Song of the Trees inspired by Hermann Hesse at Palazzo Ruspoli Municipality of Cerveteri.

2016 NaturArte, at the Pincio, the "Casina dell’Orologio" venue for the event designed by Tonelli herself

2017 Cerveteri on Show, Palazzo Ruspoli with the patronage of the Municipality of Cerveteri, the Superintendency of Etruria of the Order of Architects of Rome

2018- Special Guest Virtus the connection between real and virtual. Slaughterhouse in Rome ex Macro Testaccio Italy

2019-Respiro Mostra- Palazzo Pesce- Mola di Bari -Bari- Italy First prize (personal)

2019-Art in the street - Municipality of Cerveteri - Rome Italy

2019-Between sky and sea-Castle of Santa Severa Municipality of Santa Marinella Rome Italy

2021- Green soul-Arte Borgo Gallery- Rome Italy First prize (personal)

2022 - Special Guest at the contemporary art exhibition “Ghê Gaia Terra at the Museum of the Walls in Rome

Collective exhibitions

2017- Collective exhibition Palazzo Velli Trastevere Rome

2017-Collective “S-Velate Images Palazzo della Cancelleria Rome

2018 Collective Domus Romana - Quattro Fontane Rome

2018- International competition exhibition, first prize -Palazzo Pesce Mola di Bari Bari Italy

2018- Arte Milano International competition exhibition. Critics' Prize, Fabbrica del Vapore Milan Italy

2018- Metamorphosis Arte Salerno International exhibition. Palazzo Fruscione ART-SALERNO Italy

2018- Aloa Architects Artists Roman Aquarium Exhibition headquarters of the Order of Architects of Rome Italy

2018/19 Bibart International Biennial of Art of Bari and Metropolitan Area International Exhibition Italy

2019 -Apolidi International Steam Factory Exhibition Milan Italy

2019 - Eternity International exhibition Caput-Mundi-arte-Rome Palazzo Ferrajoli Rome Italy

2019-Libera l’arte International exhibition of architects and artists, Manini Costruzioni Roberto Manini Award S. Maria degli Angeli Perugia Italy

2019-Emotions on display. International exhibition of contemporary art Castel dell’Ovo in Naples Italy

2019 Domino dominion international contemporary art exhibition Macro Asilo Rome Italy

2019- Stateless international exhibition of contemporary art Palazzo Merulana Rome Italy

2021- Trame Contemporanee international exhibition Palazzo della Cancelleria Rome

2021- "Dialogue between antitheses" international exhibition Museo Crocetti Rome

2021 “Capranica or Under the rays of the sun Romanesque temple of San Francesco in Capranica

2021- Infinity Art international exhibition at the University of Madrid

 

Publications

2014 -The festival of arts: writings in honor of Marcello Fagiolo.

Anna Tonelli: fountains and mythological figures in the Lazio gardens of the sixteenth century:

relief and representation.

Gangemi publisher 2014, Rome pp. 1052, 1055.

2014 -Vicovaro. The Tempietto di San Giacomo and the church of Vicovaro.

Anna Tonelli: science of drawing and culture of memory in relief:

from Viterbo to Rome to Vicovaro. Gangemi publisher 2014, Rome pp. 103, 120.

 

2005- Contribution from proceedings of the XXI conference Scienza e

Cultural Heritage on Wall Paintings.

Tempietto di San Giacomo in Vicovaro-Digital relief drawing and project drawing:

a multimedia archive.

Arcadia searches 2005 Bressanone (Bz).

 

2001 -Passetto di Borgo History Restoration Project.

Anna Tonelli From survey to virtual model.

Gangemi publisher 2001, Rome pp. 66, 73.

 

1999- Historic Villas, Parks and Gardens of Lazio Census

of the plant heritage of the Lazio Department

of Plant Biology University

La Sapienza Notebook n. 3,

Anna Tonelli - Instructions for reading the plans of some historic villas.

Poligrafica publishing 1999 - Rome.

1991 - Studies on Castel Sant’Angelo. Archivesum Arcis 3

National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo

Anna Tonelli The relief.

Argos editions 1991 Rome, pp. 195, 202.

 

1990- Sacre Romane Aediculae of the Municipality of Rome

Department of Culture

Anna Tonelli: Identification and census of sacred shrines: mapping from 1853 to 1990.

Fratelli Palombi 1990 Rome

 

1987 - Essays in honor of De Angelis D’Ossat XXII Congress of

Architecture history. University of Rome

Department of History of Architecture

Anna Tonelli Note on Filarete's design method in the castle of wonders:

new hypotheses on the genesis of Sforzinda and on Galisforma.

Notebooks of the Institute of History of Architecture Rome 1987

 

2018- International competition exhibition, first prize -Palazzo Pesce Mola di Bari Bari Italy

2018- Arte Milano International competition exhibition. Critics' Prize, Fabbrica del Vapore Milan Italy

2018- Metamorphosis Arte Salerno International exhibition. Palazzo Fruscione ART-SALERNO Italy

2018- Aloa Architects Artists Roman Aquarium Exhibition headquarters of the Order of Architects of Rome Italy

2018/19 Bibart International Biennial of Art of Bari and Metropolitan Area International Exhibition Italy

2019 -Apolidi International Steam Factory Exhibition Milan Italy

2019 - Eternity International exhibition Caput-Mundi-arte-Rome Palazzo Ferrajoli Rome Italy

2019-Libera l’arte International exhibition of architects and artists, Manini Costruzioni Roberto Manini Award S. Maria degli Angeli Perugia Italy

2019-Emotions on display. International exhibition of contemporary art Castel dell’Ovo in Naples Italy

2019 Domino dominion international contemporary art exhibition Macro Asilo Rome Italy

2019- Stateless international exhibition of contemporary art Palazzo Merulana Rome Italy

2021- Trame Contemporanee international exhibition Palazzo della Cancelleria Rome

2021- "Dialogue between antitheses" international exhibition Museo Crocetti Rome

2021 “Capranica or Under the rays of the sun Romanesque temple of San Francesco in Capranica

2021- Infinity Art international exhibition at the University of Madrid

Artistic path

The pencil was the line of my life and the drawing helped me to live. Between shadows and lights there was always her, consoling and gratifying. I lived with a pencil in my hand, feeling the air and the sun on my skin to give birth to myself. The drawing is part of me. It is meditation and magical awakening of the soul.

I lived a working life drawing graphic reconstructions of architectural ornaments, statues, various artistic artifacts. This influenced my graphic and pictorial sign by acquiring its own and particular technique.

The representation of light has always been at the center of my research. My perennial dream is to always have a heart capable of listening.

This seems to me to be the most precious asset and in this sense I experience art as an emotional transmission that must not only entertain and delight the eyes but must involve the mind and soul of the people. With the combination of pure pigments that I deposit on the canvas with the tip of the brush in the form of tiny strokes, I try to achieve both maximum brightness and the fusion of colors.

Mine is a painting formed not only of technique but of thought capable of producing effects of great brightness and chromatic brilliance in the image. Certainly my technique could make one think of the Divisionist Impressionists, because this technique allowed to obtain the maximum brightness by combining the primary colors but the magic of art lies precisely in this: in knowing how to always and in any case speak to the heart, with all the languages ​​of which it is capable.

During my artistic experience I have tried all the techniques: from pencil to ink to watercolor, from tempera to pure oil pigments that over the years I have come to prefer, I have created and elaborated drawings with Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop and other programs.

In my professional career I have borrowed a vocation for the exactness of the stroke and the accuracy of the definition of the forms, clearly evident in my dense pictorial production. My poetry is to prefer material colors through a very personal technique that proceeds by subtle brushstrokes and small splashes of color, incessantly deconstructing and reorganizing the pictorial sign where the line is never equal to itself because now it is straight now it is sinuous, and if in a line is very thin and then it becomes thicker and thicker, mixing abstract or geometric shapes with natural ones, it is substantiated by a universal ethic that dissolves every caesura between man and cosmos and comes to grasp a suffered interiority in the human face (essentially of woman and children) as well as in the natural elements (trees, a recurring theme of my works, tormented seas and skies), in an intense and emotional language that refers to the metaphysical planes of existence.

 

Oil on canvas 140x200-Embrace. I met an oak and painted it two meters high. Its foliage rests, as if to find strength, structure and sobriety, on a straight, regular and robust trunk that widens again at the base, branching out to support large lateral roots, attached to the ground. I imagine that my feet are like the roots of the oak that sink into the earth, giving me balance, stability, concreteness and I feel stretched towards the embrace of the large tree
Oil on canvas 130x200 - Old chestnut. I want to pay homage to trees, a wonderful expression of nature and a source of life for all humanity.
Oil on canvas 120x150. The life! In the creation of the work, I draw a line with the brush that is never equal to itself because now it is straight now it is sinuous and if in a stroke it is very thin then it becomes thicker and thicker. The figure proceeds with his head down, bent under the weight of the boulder on his shoulders. Mine is a negative reflection on life, as it is tiring and inaccessible. Points and brush strokes thicken and thicken, in a warp on which I try to express strong contrasts of light and shadow within which I paint the scene.
Oil on canvas 120x150 My cry. the figure of a woman is inside a space where color thickens, branches in a game and becomes light in a brilliant perspective scenario where the shadow in contrast with the light creates a strong vibration, just as it is in tension the same figure with its being in a motion that arises from the depth of the soul