Until 24 November, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi celebrates the creative genius of designer Piero Fornasetti, one of the great artistic talents of the 20th century. "La regola del sogno" (The Rule of Dreams) is a site-specific installation conceived for the 16th-century palace overlooking the Grand Canal; the works, large-scale reproductions of images and drawings from the Fornasetti Archive, are displayed from the fourth floor to the courtyard, up to the water door. An exhibition that becomes a dreamlike journey through Fornasetti’s symbolic figures: irreverent monkeys, female faces, fish, body details, suns and moons, birds, columns, palaces and hot air balloons. The installation interacts ironically with the past and pays homage to beauty: the historical beauty of his muse Lina Cavalieri, the beauty of the works of the great Venetian masters such as Giorgione and Titian which in the 16th century embellished the building’s façade.
An exhibition celebrating the prestigious milestone reached by the Murano glassworks Nason Moretti, which was started in 1923, is underway at the Murano Glass Museum. Since its inception, the furnace turned special attention to glass for the table, characterized by intense colors. Glassware, which became icons of 20th-century glass art, is presented, such as the […]
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The Ginori Museum, which as of 2019 is part of the “Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia,” is still closed to the public, but can be seen online, (museoginori.org), because it “already has so many stories to tell,” not only as a place that preserves a vast artistic and archival heritage, but […]
The rose window, the upper part of the large four-light window in the Chapel of Santa Croce, in the Bolognese basilica was made between 1464 and 1466. The preparatory cartoons were made by the painter Michele di Matteo and the stained-glass window executed by the master glassmaker and German Dominican friar Jacob Griesigner, later to […]
“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]