What today is Palazzo Fortuny was once the house of Mariano Fortuny, friend and colleague of D'Annunzio, who was a set ... More
Venice Fortuny Palace
What today is Palazzo Fortuny was once the house of Mariano Fortuny, friend and colleague of D'Annunzio, who was a set designer, inventor, fabric manufacturer, and photographer of Catalan origin. The house, which looks like a theatre set, is a vision of furnishings, objects, textiles and ornaments from the beginning of the last century. Mariano Fortuny created objects, which are still being produced, and the originals can be admired here. The style is a mix of Art Nouveau and art deco.
What a lovely ending to a 3 day trip to Venice. Away from the teaming hoards.
I had no idea that Fortuny was skilled in so many facets of visual art. I went to the museum looking for his finely pleated Delphos Gowns and found so much more. The eclectic mix of textiles, fine art and experimental models was full of surprises
I would recommend a visit to the Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei to anyone. It was so peaceful and such a beautiful old building with lovely views from all the windows. It was a pleasure to view an exhibition with so few people about.
There were no handouts to take away as a souvenir of the visit but an excellent bookshop on the 4th piano (that was a new one on me, I know very little Italian) had a great little book in the Skira Mini Art Books series that is a lovely reminder of my visit.
One of my favorite stops in Italy. I would highly recommend checking this place out. Not a huge crowd and a lot of freedom to walk around. Tapestries hung from high ceilings, overstuffed couches lined walls and creepy objects and art surrounded you.
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