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Piero Fornasetti Lina Cavalieri 9pc Fridge Magnet Set, Seven Sets to Choose From

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This wonderfully kitsch fridge magnets feature the faces of Lina Cavalieri, Fornasetti's Muse. Use them to hold important memos, pictures,...

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This wonderfully kitsch fridge magnets feature the faces of Lina Cavalieri, Fornasetti's Muse. Use them to hold important memos, pictures, and more. 1.5" Diameter. Choose from 6 different sets.

Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator, and engraver. He lived most of his life in Milan and created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif. Fornasetti found her face in a 19th-century magazine.

“What inspired me to create more than 500 variations on the face of a woman?” asks Italian designer, Piero Fornasetti of himself. “I don’t know,” he admits, “I began to make them and I never stopped.” The “Tema e Variazioni” (theme and variation) plate series based on Cavalieri's face numbered more than 350.

Other common features in his work include heavy use of black and white, the sun and time. His style is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture, by which he was heavily influenced.

 

Type: Fridge Magnets
Size: 4cm (1.5") Diameter
Total: 9pcs