Tema & Variazioni Fornasetti Plates!!!
I’ve actually been obsessing over these plates for a while now. I think they’re beautiful! There’s something about that face–so beguiling, mysterious and intriguing…
Designed by Pierro Fornasetti, a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver, these plates are his renditions of Lina Calavieri, an opera singer whose face he encountered while leafing through a 19th Century French magazine. Lina’s face fascinated Fornasetti, and gave him enough inspiration to create infinite variations of her image.
I guess you could say that Lina Calavieri became Fornasetti’s most enduring muse, her face the epitome of classic beauty. I think he may have designed over 350 different versions of her expression! How’s that for inspiration? 🙂
One day, you will be mine. I promise.
For now, I’ll have to content myself with looking at these images. *Drool*
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