Forlì and Art Deco: discovering the roaring 20’s

The Museum of San Domenico have become a very important exhibition center since ten years. Every event is a way to investigate a specific art period or movement. And it’s always a great emotion to visit the accurate exhibitions that happens every two years.

Deco: a style for the future

Derived from the words Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts), held in Paris in 1925, Art Deco was a taste phenomenon that affected the period between 1925 and 1940, involving the arts decorative and visual, but also the architecture and fashion.

The exhibition counts 440 pieces that Gianfranco Brunelli, coordinator of the event, listed the many private sponsors who support the project, gathered to cordon off and define the phenomenon in all its artistic clarifications. The Art Deco was like the explosion of a supernova, from 1923, until 1929, when it died out. The phenomenon continued even after, and until 1940, especially in the US, but without the initial creativity.

An itinerary through the beauty

The exhibition will have a purely Italian Forlì declination, going around the Art Deco phenomenon with the exhibition of furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, bronzes, plasters, jewelry, silver and clothing. Beginning in the context of Luigi Bonazza Night of Summer and the female bust with shawl, by Gio Ponti, to get to the monumental Isotta Fraschini cars of Gabriele D'Annunzio (the Vittoriale, the last residence of the poet on Lake Garda then converted into a museum, has sent as many as 5 pieces), up to the pot of ephebes by Ponti, the female nudes in the section of "Deco Woman" , the Art Deco Forli route is a definite invitation to discover fully the one that in the past some have called minor art.

Here the artisans products were brought towards the industrial production that characterizes Italy in the world. The Italian brand is not only fashionable but inventive intelligence.

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