Fornasetti

The Italian painter, sculptor, craftsman, and decorator Piero Fornasetti cultivated a highly original style throughout his career. Awe-struck by the past greatness of Italian art, Piero Fornasetti developed an eclectic style, not confining himself, however, to the motifs of the Novecento style, which was inspired by Neo-Classicism. Instead, Piero Fornasetti also used Early Renaissance ornamental and pictorial motifs to decorate silk scarves, furniture, porcelain plates, vessels, and other similar objects. Piero Fornasetti's signature was the Lina Cavalieri's face, he used to decorate the "Tema e Variazioni" series. In 1970 Piero Fornasetti opened a shop of his own in Milan, where connoisseurs of his playful and imaginative designs can still buy them. In the 1980s, Piero Fornasetti's work was enormously popular with Postmodern designers.