in a village close to Florence, Francesco Boretti
spent his life between Tuscany and Liguria.
At a very young age, he fought in the Second World War,
first as a partisan in the surroundings of Florence,
then on the so-called Gothic Line
as a liaison officer for the English Eighth Army.
He worked as a teacher of Gymnastics,
and eventually graduated in Natural Sciences.
A self-taught artist, in 1960 he started devoting himself to painting:
at the beginning, he used gloomy and monochromatic tones
that reflected a very sad moment of his existence,
but when life finally acquired a meaning for him
his artwork bursted out in a phantasmagoria
of colours and sensations
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