In the past, perfume and its containers were reserved for a few privileged people who with these objects sought to show off their wealth and their love of the “marvelous.” Developed over time with meticulous and passionate research, the collection is very extensive, with more than 850 pieces ranging from balsamari of the first centuries after Christ, to chatelaines worn at dances or used as small love tokens. The exhibition, curated by Chiara Squarcina and Monica Magnani, presents a selection of 225 scent bottles divided into 10 thematic areas: Chronology, Toys, Souvenirs, Techniques, Nature, Love Tokens, Containers, Chatelaines, Tiny and Masterpieces, displayed on the basis of an original interpretation that reveals their intrinsic significance: not only as containers for scent but almost as a “manifestation” of a mood or feeling.
On May 27, 1923, the Salsomaggiore spa complex, designed by Ugo Giusti and decorated by Galileo Chini, whose 150th birth anniversary falls on this day, was inaugurated. It is a grandiose work that reconciles memories of art nouveau, with suggestions of the Viennese secession, with motifs already in Deco taste and oriental enchantments. The exhibition […]
27/05/2023 - 17/09/2023EVENTS
In the evocative space of the former Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, now the Cathedral of the Image, theater of Arte Immersiva, the volume Gioielli a Firenze-Jewels in Florence was presented. Fratelli Peruzzi Archive 1880-1970, edited by Bianca Cappello, published by Livorno-based Sillabe Publishing House. Patient cataloging has returned drawings, plans, notes, photos, and […]
The Venetian Glass Archive, established in 2012, which is based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, was recently moved to the recently restored 16th-century Sala Messina, located in the Cypress Cloister next to the exhibition aera “Le Stanze del vetro,” which has been the scene of important exhibitions for years. The Glass Study Center […]
From May 13 to July 9, 2023, MIDeC International Museum of Ceramic Design, in collaboration with Triennale Milano, presents “The SCI, Italian Ceramic Society at the 1st Biennial Exhibition of International Decorative Arts in Monza, May 1923.” A celebration of an anniversary: at the prestigious venue in Laveno Mombello, in the province of Varese, the […]
13/05/2023 - 09/07/2023