Thursday, May 20, 2010

venice: museo fortuny

On my last morning in Venice I wandered past the Accademia Bridge and up to the Museo Fortuny.
A visit to Mariano Fortuny's home/studio turned museum is a must if you're in Venice.  A true Renaissance man, Mariano Fortuny was a painter, an inventor and a fashion designer.  His dresses graced the lithe bodies of some of the 20s and 30s' most glamorous women including Isadora Duncan.  Now, of course, Fortuny fabrics are found primarily surrounding windows and encasing pillows in the homes of the discerning and wealthy (or the wealthy with discerning interior designers!).

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