Just a small post about Fornasetti.
Starting with this photo of him looking very Italian . . .
Which I got from this splendid book.
What I most love about Fornasetti is how prolific he was; the endless products and designs and his ability to make anything beautiful. Like these painted stones, so impressive, I shall make sure I paint a stone next time I'm at the seaside.
I'd like to know the amount of variations he made of his classic face image - and how long he took to come up with them and construct them, they were certainly done before the times of Photoshop.
Some of my favourite work of his involves hands - like this glass.
And these designs that would have gone on a scarf. Which is your favourite one?
Mine is this one for sure.
My mum is a jammy worm, she owns some really good pieces by Fornasetti, all found real cheap at boot fairs. Like this plate . . .
and these coffee cups.
And this plate.
Christ, can you believe it? I've been doing the market for nearly two years now, buying every week, racking up at least two hundred boot fairs, markets and shed visits, though most likely more. And how much Fornasetti have I found?
One tiny pepper pot. Bah!
Still, mustn't be bitter . . . mustn't be bitter . . . mustn't be bitter.