FORNASETTI "TEMI E VARIAZIONI" #34 PLATE
FORNASETTI "TEMI E VARIAZIONI" #34 PLATE
FORNASETTI "TEMI E VARIAZIONI" #34 PLATE
FORNASETTI "TEMI E VARIAZIONI" #34 PLATE

FORNASETTI "TEMI E VARIAZIONI" #34 PLATE

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Caviar20 is excited to offer this wonderful example (Op Art) from the “Temi E Variazioni” (or “Themes & Variations”) series. 

"T & V” is arguably the most recognizable and beloved body of work that Fornasetti produced.

The original illustrations were done in the late 1950‘s and early 60‘s. He took the portrait of a 19th century opera singer / courtesan and reworked, remixed and re-situated it some 500 times in a wide range of witty and surrealist settings. 

“T & V” plates have a strong decorative presence being both surrealist and elegant. They can work in a variety of settings or rooms whether on a stand, table top or hung on a wall. 

To see the entire collection of “Themes and Variations” (and to learn about Fornasetti’s genius) Caviar20 highly recommends Rizzoli’s book, “Fornasetti The Complete Universe”, published last year to great acclaim.

If you are a fan of Fornasetti, “T&V” plates are an essential part of a Fornasetti collection. They also make great gifts for the uninitiated. (Aren’t the best presents the ones you want to keep for yourself?)

Additional images available by request. 

Excellent condition.

Holes in bottom rim for wire hang.

Italy, circa 2000 

10”W