Catalogue of the major show held in Villa Bardini, Florence (December 23, 2011 – March 4, 2012) on the Florentine painter Luciano Guarnieri, a student of Pietro Annigoni. The critical essays by Stefano De Rosa and Susanna Ragionieri are illustrated by 60 works including paintings, lithographs, and drawings from the painter’s archive. The selection does not just explore the theme of his Florentine roots, but highlights his many, fascinating travels. The early works are followed by some of his brutal, introspective self-portraits, and portraits of his wife, Dolores Angleton, and his two sons, Francesco and Lorenzo. Some paintings bear witness to the artist’s friendship with Giuseppe Prezzolini, and special attention is given to Guarnieri’s last creative season, with lesser-known works from the period of his “second youth”.