This exhibition was intended to remind, fifty years after his death, one of the most emblematic of our century: Mariano Fortuny y Mandrazo. Eclectic and versatile artist, fashion designer and creator of extraordinary fabrics, creator of a reform that revolutionized the theater lit up technique. A man of the Belle Epoque who divided his life between Paris and Venice, where he lived in an extraordinary Palace – now the museum dedicated to him (currently under restoration) – from 1899 to the death, transforming it into a residence, but also in the laboratory for his creations .
The exhibition presents the etching collection conserved at Ca ‘ Pesaro and acquired by the donation of Henriette, his wife. On display about fifty works that testify to the personal and widely thought of the artist, still tied to the spirit of the Symbolist period. Besides displaying some of its extraordinary textiles, usually not visible, along with the famous clothes, an important selection of paintings shows his uncommon ability to paint a portrait painter, but also as an interpreter of Wagner subjects . It’s also on display an extraordinary tent silkscreen of 4 to 5 meters, shown here for the first time. Close the itinerary some lamps, made by silk and the Oriental ones, still used today .