Vintage Fornasetti Plate Tema E Variazioni #106 of Lina Cavalier.(201 views)
Description: Vintage Piero Fornasetti Plate Tema a Variazioni #106, The plate depicts Piero Fornasetti's iconic image of the opera singer Lina Cavalieri.
Condition Report: Excellent
Dimensions: 7.75 inches in diameter
Artist or Maker: Piero Fornasetti
Literature: Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, page 192. Mauries writes: For Fornasetti, a single product never exhausted the possibilities of an idea. He loved to let his imagination roam, finding more and more layers of meaning and association in the process. Much of his work, therefore, takes the form of variations on a theme. Favourite themes include the Sun, playing cards, harlequin, hands and- above all- an enigmatic woman's face that he found in a 19th century French illustrated magazine and which fired him to go on creating image after image until he had turned out over 500, most of them in the form of dinner plates.. They are, in a way, a mediation on the mystery of femininity, the same face appearing, as in a dream, as a moon, a flower, a lake, a mask, a mosaic, a clock, a single disembodied eye.
Date: Circa 1960-70s.
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