Price

£475.00

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Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Plate-Box of Chocolates,

Number 362,

Themes & Variations,

Atelier Fornasetti.  

A gold-colored variation of Fornasetti's Tema E Variazioni series based on the opera singer Lina Cavalieri, # 362, with her face as a piece of chocolate in a box.  

Dimensions: 10 1/4 inches x 1/ 1/4 inches.  

Piero Fornasetti's most famous work is, without a doubt, his illustrations featuring the face Lina Cavalieri, an operatic soprano. Fornasetti found her face in a 19th-century magazine, turning the black and white image into an iconic representation of his work. It was known as the "Tema e Variazioni" (theme and variation) plate series. He said: "What inspired me to create more than 500 variations on the face of a woman? I don't know. I began to make them and I never stopped."  

Reference: Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, page 192. Mauries writes: For Fornasetti, a single product never exhausted the possibilities of an idea.  He loved to let his imagination roam, finding more and more layers of meaning and association in the process.  Much of his work, therefore, takes the form of variations on a theme.

(Ref: NY9694-inp)

Dimensions

26.04 cm in Diameter

Price

£475.00

Stock number

NY9694-inp

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