Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Fornasetti plates have been on my wish list for years. They play like the porcelain love child between the Dadaists and Fellini -- like something out of "Blow Up" if it had been filmed in 1921. The discipline of the format -- always black printing on a white porcelain plate -- brings order to the overall scheme and allows for so many variations of the subject, making them ideal for mixing and matching. The lady in the plate can be beautiful, sexual, referential or ridiculous, and that discipline elevates the pieces, but her looks are also tongue-in-cheek.
These Fornasetti plates are part of the series "Theme and Variation" and are exclusive to MossOnline.
Images above: MossOnline