January 30, 2017

Fortuny at the Hermitage

On December 6, the prestigious Hermitage museum opened its door to the Mariano Fortuny - "The Magician of Venice" exhibition.     

After hurdling the governmental obstacles of passports and visas (my visa coming in just one day before my trip), I finally made the journey to St. Petersburg, Russia for the install and opening of the Mariano Fortuny exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum. Starting from two historic pieces acquired from Fortuny’s family by the Hermitage in the late 1800’s, Tatiana Lekhovich and her team created an exhibition of our founder’s work.

From centuries old textiles to Coptic and Egyptian heritage that gave Fortuny some of his inspiration, Fortuny’s clothing, textiles, paintings and pattern designs are showcased in an incomparable setting, fitting in that St. Petersburg was built as a "Venice of the north".

Spaseeba,
Mick

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