ore than a thousand pieces by a master illustrator: Piero Fornasetti. Sure enough, Fornasetti can be described as the creative talent, who more than anyone else, is able to evoke fantastical imaginary and raise many different emotions in everybody around him. His work is currently being celebrated with an exhibition, running until the14th June 2015: La Folie Pratique at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Visitors are able to see his artwork and the crazy projects designed with Gio Ponti, together with prints and his most iconic work. La Folie Pratique tells 50 years of this multifaceted artist, which we have all grown to know and love. Piero Fornasetti: this name is enough to picture radiant faces, ironic portraits and mysterious black and white imaginary, which have all been reproduced countless times on plates and fabrics. However, few know that even he learned his graft from another talented master: Gio Pont, a “giant” in his won right.
Fornasetti was able to capture this partnership in many of his printed scarves, displayed in 1993 at the Triennale in Milan. At a glance you'll be able to understand that Fornasetti's most eclectic and creative work was done with Gio Ponti. In fact, it is not a coincidence that the monograph, which accompanies this exhibition, is filled with statements by Gio Ponti, as well as phrases from Piero and Barnaba Fornasetti and Oliver Gabet.
Some of us might well remember that this retrospective was shown once before; in 2013 at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. His artwork is bound to make you live and possible relive many different emotions and feelings. And what occasion is better for this than a weekend in the French capital?
When: 11 March – 14 June 2015 / Where: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, Paris