Tema e Variazione1 by Piero Fornasetti hand painted ceramic tiles.
Platinum decoration on white background; available in matt (L.111) or glossy versions (Bianco Extra). 20 mixed decorated tiles. cm. 10x10 (4”x4”).
Tema e Variazione
“I feel the need to do things, and I do them. I try to do them as best I can. What has inspired me to create over 500 variations on the theme of the female face? I don’t know.” Perhaps we should ask the enigmatic portrait herself, first stumbled on by change in a 19th century magazine, giving the cue for one of the most spectacular developments a theme has ever known. Whether or not we find our answer, the mute dialogue created with this timeless grace is worth a thousand words.