Rome celebrates the lightness of two giants: Bruno Munari and Gianni Rodari.

Brochure of the exhibition “Between Rodari and Munari”

“Face and stripes” by Beatrice Brandini

It was a long time since I wanted to dedicate a post to Bruno Munari, and, always for the same time, one to Gianni Rodari, a beautiful exhibition in Rome gives me the opportunity to talk about they transversely, combining these two great geniuses. Read more

Fernando Farulli: the Italian Francis Bacon with his modern and powerful figures.

“Landscape” by Fernando Farulli

“Blonde atomic” by Beatrice Brandini

I have always been fascinated by this great artist, it was a true love at first sight from the first time I saw his works. However, he is a talent that has not had, at least not always, the legitimate and deserved visibility, with this post I would like to “balance the accounts”. Read more


Giovanni’s virus-eating monster

“Play and study” by Beatrice Brandini

The “PROITUDINE” is a word invented by my son, it does not exist in the vocabulary of the Italian language, but in this period, of viral catastrophe, I think it is a real cure-all, the most suitable and the most beautiful word to be able to start rebuilding tomorrow for us , and for future generations. Read more

The abstract before Mondrian and Kandinsky: Hilma af Klint!

Work by Hilma af Klint

“Hilma” by Beatrice Brandini

Hilma af Klint was a great artist, unfortunately little known until some time ago. Her was a courageous and honest choice, fearing that the world would not be ready (perhaps to a female artist ?!), in her will she decided that her abstract works would be revealed only twenty years after her death, and , while the world praised Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, only figurative and landscape works were known to her, despite having already experimented (before them and with excellent results), the technique of abstract art. Read more

From the Kimono to the fascination for the Rising Sun, fashion looks to the East.

“Fior di Loto” by Beatrice Brandini

Japanese kimono (1860 – 1880), on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

In 1872, the writer Philippe Burty wrote the essay: “Japanisme. La Renaissance Literaire et Artistique” ; since then, Japonism (an expression coined by Burty himself) has never experienced a crisis, recurring, cyclically, in art, design, fashion, important artistic expressions that influence everything around us. Read more