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WHIMSY AND REASON. ELEGANCE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE

Fashion | May 9, 2017 |

WHIMSY AND REASON. ELEGANCE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE

Image courtesy of Museo del Tessuto

WHIMSY AND REASON. ELEGANCE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
Museo del Tessuto, Italy
May 14, 2017 – April 29, 2018

 

Staged in the museum’s historical textiles room, the exhibition is a journey into the style and trends of eighteenth-century artistic culture, through fashion, textiles and the decorative arts.

 

WHIMSY AND REASON. ELEGANCE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPEImage courtesy of Museo del Tessuto

 

Over 100 exhibits, including textiles, men’s and women’s garments, porcelain, fashion accessories, paintings and etchings, narrate the stylistic changes which unfolded during this historical period, from exoticism and compositional “whimsies,” in the first half of the century, to the austere classical forms of neoclassical decoration. Textiles are juxtaposed with the most diverse types of artefacts and artistic techniques in order to grant visitors a complete overview of styles throughout the century, with examples of eighteenth century textile production such as bizarre, chinoiserie, dentelles and revel, just to name a few, thus creating an ongoing dialogue between garments and fashion accessories, as well as with other furnishing elements.

 

WHIMSY AND REASON. ELEGANCE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPEImage courtesy of Museo del Tessuto

 

The exhibition has been made possible thanks to the prestigious collaboration of the Uffizi Gallery’s Costume Gallery, the Stibbert Museum in Florence and the Antonio Ratti Foundation’s Textile Studio Museum in Como, as well as other public and private institutions which have allowed for the organisation of a unique and innovative exhibition exploring the eighteenth century, a rich and complex period.

 

more. www.museodeltessuto.it

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