Raffaele TARPANI          

He born in Perugia in 1949. He studied and lives in Umbria and he got his certificate at the Institut of Art  Bernardino di Betto of Perugia in 1966 qualified to teach. He’s teacher in different painting stage in Umbria. He’s promoter of èArt group and he often organizes  “50 meters of solidarity”.  His paintings are situated in numerous private and public art collections in Italy and in foriegn countries: Spain, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, Ungarn, Germany, France, Danemark, California, Australia and India (Gandhi Museum). He started his art activity in 1962 taking part to different regional and national exhibitions obteining large prizes and acknowledgements. In 1968 he did his first personal exhibition in Perugia obteining a big success. In 1969 he attends  in Spoleto at the XII edition of ” Festival dei due mondi”  with his works. In 1971 he exhibits his paintings at Barbaroux Gallery in Milan. In 1972 he exhibits in Perugia and the following year he takes part to an art collective at the” Salone delle Nazioni” in Paris. In 1983 he made a murals in Mugnano and two years later he painted a ” Madonna con bambino e angeli” inside the Trebbio’s church in Pila (Perugia). In this period he experiments different expressive form:  he prefers old woods, juta and paper to arrive  to the fusion of plastic. In 1989 he takes part to ” Pittori in ribalta”  in Nardò (south Italy) where he takes the honour of “Maestro del pennello” .  In 1990 at the “colour’s week” in Marina di Ravenna he wins the “tavolozza d’oro”. In 1992 he organizes three exhibitions:  in Santa Maria degli angeli (Assisi), Talla (Arezzo), Bastia (Perugia). From 1993 to 1994 he proposes, in different exhibitions, new paintings tied to umbrian landscapes and female bares. In 1995 he realizes the “Palio di Santa Maria degli angeli” in Bastia (a banner painted with religious subjects). In 1997 always in Bastia he shows a collection of his paintings realized from 1968 to 1997, relative to 40 years of activity. In 1997 he takes part and wins a competitions in Trevi (Perugia) to realize the “Palio dei Terzieri”. Between 1998 and 2000, he organizes two exhibitions: in Assisi and in Bastia at the Expo regalo. In 2002 he exhibits in Todi inside the church of Santi Filippo e Giacomo, and in 2003 in Bastia for “Arte in vetrina”. With some other painters he creates the group “èArt” and with them he exhibits in Bettona (Perugia) and in Rome at the Oratorio di San Francesco Saverio. In 2004, in San Sano (Tuscany), he wins the “Gold Frog”, a honour given to a painter choosen between 100 italian painter for his works; in the same year he shows his pieces in Ospedalicchio (Perugia) at the Hotel Olivera Inn,  in Trevi at the Frantoio, in Spello at the Hotel  Altavilla. In 2005 he takes part to Chartis Mevaniae where he paints in a special handmade paper:  his works will be exhibited first in Bevagna (Perugia)  and later in Perugia at the CERP. Between 2006 and 2007 he paints in Mugnano (Perugia) at  “Incontriamoci;  then,  at the “Logge di Braccio” in Perugia, he celebrates his 44 years of painting with an important exhibition. Particularly, in 2006, he does the “Palio della Quintanella” in Scafali (Perugia) and the  “Piatto di S.Antonio” in Santa Maria degli Angeli;  to conclude he’s the first painter who does an exhibition in Amelia mixed with classical music, an “afternoon with Rossini”. In 2007 he exhibits in Rodi Garganico (south Italy) with other 24 italian painter and takes part to Alkaest association of Città di Castello; in the same period he organizes and takes part, with a painting, to Via Crucis in Spello. The following year , always in Spello, he exhibits his works inside the Palazzo Comunale. In 2008 he does the poster to celebrate 25 years of Vinarelli and then he takes part to an exhibition consacrated to Santa Chiara of Montefalco. In the same year he exhibits in Montefalco at Chiesa S.Maria and in Foligno;  at the end of the year he leaves some  of his paintings inside the “Gargotta” pub in Bastia. In 2009 he organizes  an exibition inside the National Bank of Work of Santa Maria degli Angeli for Telethon day. In 2010 he exhibits at the “Fondazione Lungarotti” in Torgiano; then  at  Palazzo della Corgna in Castiglione del  lago for “10 Artisti a corte”. In 2011 he  organizes his new exhibition  “Cieli” at Santa Maria della Misericordia in Perugia.  In 2012 he celebrates his 50 years of artistic activity and he moves his paintings through different places : Rocca Paolina in Perugia , Palazzo Malizia in Torgiano, Palazzo della Corgna in Castiglione del lago, Museo della Madonna del Parto di Piero della Francesca in Monterchi  (Tuscany), Sala del Monastero benedettino in Bastia. In the same year he realizes the X station of the Cross for Madonna del Rosario’s Church of Agello (Perugia) and he takes part to “Vetrine d’autore” in Città della Pieve. In 2013 he shows his paintings  in Città della Pieve at Palazzo della Corgna and, on May, in Cortona at the MAEC ( Archeological museum).