This publication, realised in the occasion of the exposition held in Villa Bardini (Florence) between July 2016 and July 2017, includes two stories that took place in different times and spaces, but both related to the life and works of Pietro Annigoni. The first one is linked to the portrait of Stefania von Kories, an extraordinarily fascinating lady painted by Annigonni in Florence between 1958 and 1959. After its long trip across the world, the canvas is back on the hills of Florence, in the museum named after the great painter. The second story is developed around Palmiro Meacci, a figure yet unknown to the public at large. Humbly born man, he met Annigoni in 1969 and became his secretary. He was consequently introduced to the international scene, and he shared with the master twenty years of unique experiences. In this volume, together with critical texts and detailed studies about the lives of the protagonists, it is possible to find a gallery of paintings by Annigoni and rare photographs.
Texts by Umberto Tombari, Michele Gremigni; Rossella Segreto Annigoni, Bruno Wang, Bob Safie, Emanuele Barletti, Gianmaria Scenini.