02 Oct A DESIRE FOR LIBERTY: NEWS FROM THE 2009 “ABITARE IL TEMPO” EXHIBITION
Light-heartedness, freshness, liberty. A time for “sweetness,” the desire for simple and subtle expressions, and to rediscover oneself. These are the initial impressions coming from the 2009 “Abitare il Tempo” exhibition.
“People want reassuring subjects, shapes and colours,” explains Laura Mariani. “We have noticed a great deal of appreciation for the liberty style. The colours black and white and modern subjects continue to be loved, as well as more elaborate works. As a whole, we are satisfied with the contacts made during the exhibition even though many people complained about the low turnout. And, indeed, we expected more people to attend the exhibition in Verona, also because it takes place at the same time as another important event dedicated to art lovers, Art Verona.
Of course, these are not easy times, but the intelligence of a company is also found in the way it interprets the current feelings and prepares itself to respond to new demands. “The love for fresco paintings,” continues Laura’s brother, Alberto Mariani, “must consider the times, as does any other form of decoration and furnishing. We inherited a great passion from our father and we always try to pass on this passion, especially to the artists who work with us.”
This passion is manifested in the splendid subjects on display in the enchanting villas of Veneto, breathtaking fresco paintings of Audrey Hepburn, two women by Mucha and an interesting interpretation of the Last Supper.