Ceramics between Art Nouveau and Déco
At MIC / Faenza, Italy until May 14, 200 works among ceramics and preparatory drawings
To Galileo Chini, a versatile artist, one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau in Italy and a refined interpreter of the Déco taste developed in the twenties, the MIC International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, is dedicating a great exhibition from 26 November 2022 to 14 May 2023.
The exhibition, Galileo Chini – Ceramics between Art Nouveau and Déco, curated by Claudia Casali and Valerio Terraroli, exhibits about two hundred pieces, with ceramics (including unpublished ones) and preparatory drawings to document the various phases of activity of the two manufactories founded by Galileo Chini: L’Arte della Ceramica, established in Florence in 1896, and the Fornaci San Lorenzo, opened in 1906 in Borgo San Lorenzo in Mugello, near Florence, of which Galileo was the artistic director. The ceramics created by the manufactories were famous for their refined decorations, at first inspired by Art Nouveau floral motifs and Botticelli-influenced female figures, then characterized by lustre glazes, synthetic decorations and a varied range of stoneware pieces.