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

SYMBOL ITEMS: Clothes and Accessories that resist time!

“Symbol Items” by Beatrice Brandini

Mix of Symbol Items

I have already talked about iconic clothes and bags, and also of indispensable pieces, respectively in:

But today I want to talk about clothes that have been, are, and will be tomorrow, a classic in the history of costume. Some of them simply because they revolutionized what was previously, breaking patterns and conventions (I think of the miniskirt), others because they are necessary for a faster and more comfortable life (sneakers and all sportswear), others still because they are capable to resist over time, still modern. Read more

Ops, a picture fell on my dress!

“La Cubista” by Beatrice Brandini

2012 Jil Sander fashion show, Picasso inspiration

Fashion and art have always been contaminated. Already in ancient times the artists were fascinated by fashion and drew inspiration for their representations; on the other hand, the tailors and craftsmen looked to the world of art for the realization of their artifacts. Read more