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A Florentine artist we love, Tanvi Pathare

Piazza D’Azeglio fountain by Tanvi Pathare

Piazza D’Azeglio fountain by Tanvi Pathare

In Florence, we are surrounded by art, as anyone who has travelled to this magical city knows.  It’s almost another language, spoken visually.  It can be somewhat overwhelming, at times, like the fragrance of jasmine in June… but learning to slow down, pausing to take it all in, is an art in itself. Well worth practicing for us Americans.

A normal quiet day in il giardino of Piazza D’Azeglio, with the fountain in the distance

A normal quiet day in il giardino of Piazza D’Azeglio, with the fountain in the distance

On a warm morning last July, as we unhurriedly strolled home through Piazza D’Azeglio after morning coffee at Cafe 1926, we were captivated by the sight of various artists with their easels set up. They were earnestly working to transfer to their canvases the dappled morning light, as it played in the beauty of our park.  One of the artist’s work stood out to us; we loved her composition, style, and gracious talent.  We paused to chat with her and discovered she was the class instructor, Tanvi Pathare.

Tanvi Pathare with her framed painting of the fountain in our park

Tanvi Pathare with her framed painting of the fountain in our park

Tanvi is originally from Mumbai, where she earned her BFA, before beginning her studies at the Florence Academy of Art - where she is now an instructor!  And she makes her home here in Florence.  Take a look at her website:  www.tanvipathare.com.  She’s very talented! 

Tanvi’s still life examples from her website

Tanvi’s still life examples from her website

Well, of course, we bought the piece (as an anniversary gift to each other). So now we’ve acquired more art as well as a new friend!

Tanvi’s painting has found a home on our gallery wall

Tanvi’s painting has found a home on our gallery wall

Posted on March 12, 2019 and filed under Art, Firenze.