Plates by Piero Fornasetti
The Italian artist and illustrator Piero Fornasetti (1913−1988, Milan) was one of the wittiest and innovative design talents of the 20th century. He created an unmistakable, decorative style combining surrealism, humour and intelligence charmingly. His unique style and great productivity caught the attention of international society and the art scene early on. Fornasetti also collaborated with significant artists of his time, such as Giò Ponti, Giorgio de Chirico and Lucio Fontana.
The Rosenthal porcelain wall plates we are presenting here are from the important series “Temi e Variazioni” (Motive 1 please see above, Motive 5 see below to the left) and based on the face of the famous, adorable opera singer, the passionate Italian Lina Cavalieri (1874−1944), who was renowned worldwide for her outstanding talent and beauty.