The Johnston Collection

FABRICATING THE WORLD | AN ALCHEMIST IN SILK: Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949), textile and fashion designer with Dr Susan Scollay

This lecture is presented on-site at TJC. Please see your ticket for details.

Panels, Lectures & Ideas

Event Details

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Panels, Lectures & Ideas

Event Starts

Jul 6, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 6, 2022

Venue

The Johnston Collection

Mariano Fortuny was a multi-disciplinary artist best known as a designer of exquisite textiles and timeless fashion. Born in Spain, Fortuny lived briefly in Paris and opened an atelier in Venice in 1906. For more than forty years, he drew on his artistic training and family background in Granada to produce printed silks in exquisite colours embellished with metallic highlights.  

Fortuny’s interests in opera and the classical world informed his avante-garde designs for pleated garments reminiscent of ancient Greek drapery. A workshop in Venice still handcrafts his luxurious fabrics and his one-time home, the Palazzo Fortuny, is now a museum.  

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