« Dolce vita? From Liberty to Italian Design » at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Since the start of the 20th century in Italy, decorative arts have been the inheritors of a major artisanal and artistic tradition, and they fashion themselves as the interpreters of this desire for progress in a nation that has recently found unity.
Cabinetmakers, ceramicists and glass experts often work in collaboration with top artists, thus creating a genuine “Italian style” destined to encourage the birth of modern design. It is all about a period of “paradoxical optimism”, the objective of which is to highlight decades of intense creativity based upon a currently mutating society that has known the trauma of the First World War and the tragic repercussions of the Mussolini regime.
Until 13th September. B.D. www.musee-orsay.fr