I am Loving…

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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One response to “I am Loving…

  1. Cool plates! Very cute and sometimes funny. Her eyes remind me of your little A. 🙂

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