Piero Fornasetti was born in 1913 in Milan. He studied at Brera Art Academy from 1930 to 1932, when he was expelled for insubordination.During World War II, Fornasetti went into exile in Switzerland from 1943 to 1946.
He joined the artists of the "Gruppo Novecento". In 1940 Piero presented his works at the Triennale of Milan and he designed a seires of objects for S.A.L.I.R.'s, engraved by Franz Pelzel.
Fornasetti created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif. Other common features in his work include heavy use of black and white, the sun and time. His style is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture, by which he was heavily influenced.
Today it is most common to see Fornasetti's style in fashion and room accessories such as scarves, ties, lamps, furniture, china plates and tables.
He died in Milan 1988. His son, Barnaba Fornasetti, continues to design in his father's name.
The exhibition La Fratelli Toso arrives in Altare (SV)
The masterpieces realized by the glass factory Fratelli Toso between 1930 and 1980 arrives in the beautiful museum Museo dell'Arte Vetraria in Altare, a little medieval town in Liguria, with a long tradition in glass making.
Inside an Art Nouveau style villa, you can retrace the most important moments of the Fratelli Toso glass factory throughout the 50 historical pieces on show, in addition to several sketches and historical pictures.
You can visit the exhibition until February 27, 2022
Exhibition PENSIERO NOMADE - opere di Sergio Cerini
On Thursday 18 November, we present at Lamari Creative Shopping the artworks by Sergio Cerini, in the exhibition Pensiero Nomade.
The artist Sergio Cerini, after an important career in fashion, shifts his creativity and communicative strength towards visual art. Art and fashion, creativity and research, aesthetics and color, curiosity and experimentation:
these are the elements that characterize the works on display, managing to convey to the observer the dreaming and dreamed world by the artist