Fornasetti – Still in Love
March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
I was in love with anything Fornasetti the moment I came across Piero Fornasetti’s designs. Fornasetti is an artist from Milan who created over 11,000 pieces that featured the face of Lina Cavalieri, an opera singer known for her stunning beauty. Fornasetti says that he found her face in a 19th century magazine and once he began making pieces with the face of Cavalieri as a motif, he never stopped; his “Tema e Variazioni” (theme and variation) collection of plates has over 350 designs. His work primarily uses black and white, incorporating the sun and time themes and influences of Greek and Roman architecture.
This is my favorite Fornasetti Design: