04 décembre 2012

"Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy" on view at Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in New York

Mrs. William Wetmore modeling a Delphos gown in front of Fortuny fabric. Originally published in Vogue, December 15, 1935. Photo: Lusha Nelson © Condé Nast Publications. NEW YORK, NY.- Queen Sofía Spanish Institute is presenting Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy, a seminal exhibition analyzing the work of celebrated Spanish artist and designer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871–1949) in the context of the family of artists from which he descended. Conceived by and curated with Oscar de la Renta, chairman of the Institute’s board... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny. Evening jacket. Venice, Italy, ca. 1920

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Evening jacket. Venice, Italy, ca. 1920. Printed velvet lined with silk and trimmed with silk braid. Given by Elizabeth Sarachi Milburn. Museum number: T.151-2004. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images The green velvet jacket is printed with a decorative design and is trimmed with silk braid. The jacket fastens at the neck with a tie and then flows open in a cape-like fashion to reveal the salmon pink lining. This jacket was worn by... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny. Dress fabric. Venice, Italy, ca. 1929

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Dress fabric. Venice, Italy, ca. 1929. Museum number: CIRC.810-1967. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images Silk velvet. Height: 45.5 cm, Width: 37.0 cm.  Mariano Fortuny (Mariano y Madazo, 1871-1949) was born in Granada, Spain. He studied painting before moving to Paris to study sculpture with Rodin and then to Germany to study chemistry and dyes. He moved to Venice at the beginning of the 20th century and developed, and patented, processes for... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny. Embossed linen from a Sample book. Venice, Italy, 1950s

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Embossed linen from a Sample book. Venice, Italy, 1950s. Museum number: CIRC.807-1967. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images The sample illustrated in Art Deco Textiles has a design of silver grape vines on a dull green ground. This linen fabric is a sample from a book of fabrics that Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) designed in 1927. The book, however, probably dates to the 1950s when Fortuny's successor was working with Lee Limited in England... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny. Furnishing or dress fabric. Venice, Italy, 1927

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Furnishing or dress fabric. Venice, Italy, 1927. Silk velvet. Given by J W F Morton & Courtaulds Ltd. Museum number: T.130-1977. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images Red and white mottled velvet ground printed in silver metallic pigment with an all-over pattern of leafing branches, rayed devices and prancing animals, based upon a 14th century Italian woven silk. Lined with beige silk repp and the circular stamp on silk repp. ... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, Furnishing fabric. Italy, 1927

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949, Furnishing fabric. Italy, 1927. Printed velvet. Given by J W F Morton & Courtaulds Ltd. Museum number: T.131-1977.  Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images Dark blue green velvet printed in silver and gold metallic pigment with a design of meandering vertical vines wound with leafy tendrils, decorated bands and bearing bunches of grapes, derived from a 16th century Italian woven textile. Lined with beige silk. This silk velvet is... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, dress (detail). Italy, ca. 1912

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Dress (detail). Italy, ca. 1912. Pleated silk, block printed with gold, decorated with glass beads, belt lined with silk. Given by Fr. Sebastian Bullough. Museum number: T.731&A-1972. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  © V&A Images Dress of pleated black silk, block printed with a gold pattern. It has a matching belt lined with cream silk. ['Delphos' dress] Dress of pleated black silk, block printed with a gold pattern. It... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny. Evening jacket. Venice, Italy, ca. 1920

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Evening jacket. Venice, Italy, ca. 1920. Metallic printed silk velvet, lined in corded silk. Given by Mrs. Hollond. Museum number: T.424-1976. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  © V&A Images Hip length jacket of black velvet printed with a formal leaf design in gold. Edged with green velvet also printed with gold. The jacket is dolman cut in three pieces with shoulder and side seams. The sleeves which are short are also trimmed at... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, evening dress of pleated silk in the style of a Grecian chiton, ca. 1920

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Long, ankle length, plain black evening dress of pleated silk in the style of a Grecian chiton, ca. 1920. Given by Mrs Hollond. Museum number: T.423&A-1976. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  © V&A Images Tubular shape, with gathering at the underarm, and short sleeves which are extensions of the tube of the dress. Opened at neck and shoulders with draw string fastening across. Five large and five small ornmental glass beads of brown and... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Mariano Fortuny, Caftan of green/blue silk velvet printed with red metallic pigment, ca. 1920

Mariano Fortuny, born 1871 - died 1949. Caftan of green/blue silk velvet printed with red metallic pigment, ca. 1920. Given by Fr. Sebastian Bullough. Museum number: T.732-1972. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  © V&A Images It is lined and faced with green corded silk and has a circular label at the centre back of the neck. This gown belonged to the famous Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), noted for her association with the poet and playwright Gabriele d'Annunzio.... [Lire la suite]


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