FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We are delighted to welcome on our next lecture Livia Frescobaldi and Oliva Rucellai. Livia will give us some insight about the Doccia Museum’s recent history and plans for the future, while Oliva will take us to 1920s, when the creative genius of Gio Ponti brought avant-garde design to the Manifattura. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: NEWS FROM DOCCIA PRESENT AND PAST – Livia Frescobaldi and Oliva Rucellai
Time: Sunday, 18 October 2020, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
NEWS FROM DOCCIA PRESENT AND PAST
Livia Frescobaldi and Oliva Rucellai
The Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia in Sesto Fiorentino has been closed to the public since 2014. In the first part of this lecture, Livia Frescobaldi, art historian and President of the Amici di Doccia Association, will discuss the recent story of the museum building and its collections during the last six years and what to expect from the future.
We will then hear from Oliva Rucellai, independent researcher and former curator of the Doccia Museum. Going back to the 1920s, one of the most successful periods in the history of Richard-Ginori, Oliva will shed some light on a lesser known, yet revealing aspect of Gio Ponti’s activity as art director of the factory: the design and production of ceramic sculptures, seen as both a typical expression of Art Déco taste and as a key to understanding the artist’s personality.
Image: Gio Ponti and Italo Griselli, group L’Uva della Terra Promessa (Grapes from the Promised Land), Richard-Ginori (Doccia), c. 1927, H. 23,6 cm. Museo di Doccia, Sesto Fiorentino. Photo: Amici di Doccia/Arrigo Coppitz