Thursday 12 May / 6–8pm
Join Roberta Cremoncini, Director of the Estorick Collection, as she describes the major shifts in 20th century Italian art and their influence on the Missoni fashion house.
This evening event includes a special viewing of the exhibition Missoni Art Colour followed by a talk on some of the most important Italian artists in the first half of the 20th century. The Estorick Collection is the most important gallery of modern Italian art in London. Discover the work of the Italian Futurists – Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo and Gino Severini – who sought to break with Italy’s oppressive cultural heritage and embrace the modernity and speed of the modern age. The influence of these and other 20th century artists on the Missoni approach to colour, texture and form will be discussed.
Roberta Cremoncini is the Director of the Estorick Collection. She organised with Luca Missoni the exhibition Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different which was on show at the Estorick Collection in the summer of 2009.
The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the exhibition Missoni Art Colour; the talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including the chance to ask questions at the end.
Price £15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
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