A recent book traces the life, works and civil commitment of Sineo Gemignani (1917-1973) whose training began at the Regio Istituto d’Arte di Porta Romana in Florence, a school for artistic and artisan training. Later he became a teacher at the Art Institute of Florence, Siena and Pisa. From a young age, he was a keen observer of the work and gestures of artisans, as evidenced by the stained glass window, made in 1934, presented two years later at the 6th Milan Triennale, which depicts the activity of man for the production of bread. In the family archives, there are drawings, sketches and projects that illustrate the laborious yet creative work of the glassmakers who renewed ancient gestures and techniques that have remained unchanged. Gemignani experimented with modern solutions proposed by the most innovative design, designing stained-glass windows consistent with the figurative evolution of the 60s and 70s.
Sineo Gemignani, pittore realista di impegni civile 1917-1973 (Sineo Gemignani: realist painter of civil commitment 1917-1973) curated by Mirella Branca, texts by Mirella Branca, Annarita Caputo, Silvia Ciappi, Fabio Conti, Simonetta Gemignani, Carlo Sisi, Florence 2019, ed. Polistampa