The Rediscovered Color
"As in a mural, Franca Maranò tells her story as a woman and artist in a large canvas. A montage without a sequence juxtaposes fragments of cut fabrics, which tell with the evocative force of myth and symbol. canvas unifies a hundred stories, those of each and all. The work marks a stage in the artistic biography of Maranò: the return to color. "
Anna D'Elia, 1983
Exhibition "41 Presenze", Brindisi, May 1983
After various pictorial and sculptural experiences, starting from the mid-seventies Franca Maranò (Bari, 1920) revises the terms of her previous researches, driven by the need to operate without any more ties of relevance with the codes of the already done and with the means traditional painting. He therefore makes use of the needle, the thread and the canvas, and continues his work mainly with these new means, out of the need for a creative freedom aimed at recovering meanings that seemed lost. Over time his production acquires a greater human density and, due to a process that has developed from the inside out, his work becomes wearable and assumes, with the realization of the "mental habit", a specific sign of behavioral identity . In addition to these researches, Franca Maranò is interested in sculpture and ceramics, carrying out works - even of large dimensions - on behalf of public institutions and bodies and for private collectors.