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Gold leaf in neoclassical art.

Giusto Manetti Battiloro has been manufacturing gold leaf for over 14 generations and is very sensitive to its application in art. That’s why the company is happy to contribute to Gianfranco Ferré and Michel Comte ’s exhibition “Ferré e Comte/ Dettagli – Grandi interpreti tra moda e Arte”, which will be held in Parma from 30 September 2016 to 15 January 2017.

The exhibition will be structured in two parts. The first floor will be dedicated to the “Gianfranco Ferré e Maria Luigia: inattese assonanze” exhibition curated by Gloria Bianchino and Alberto Nodolini in collaboration with the Gianfranco Ferré foundation.

The second floor will house the installations by Michel Comte for his “Neoclassic” exhibition, curated by Jens Remes in collaboration with Alberto Nodolini and Anna Tavani.

In this exhibition, Michel Comte, one of the world’s finest photographers, gives a new interpretation of the emotions of the past. He expresses his vision of neoclassical art through sculptures, lights, and photography. His works ooze his idea of artistic beauty, which can never wither, as it goes well beyond any ideology. Giusto Manetti Battiloro’s gold leaf is used both for the eye-catching temporary decoration of the face of the monument in front of the Governor’s Palace entrance and in two of the artist’s installations. Comte trained as a gilder when he was young, and uses gold leaf to emphasise his works’ message.

As we mentioned, the first floor is dedicated to the exhibition “Gianfranco Ferré e Maria Luigia: inattese assonanze” (Gianfranco Ferré and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma: unexpected similarities). The exhibition focuses on details. A selection of 60 garments from High Fashion collections and relative sketches allow visitors to delve into the history of costume and relive the age of Neoclassicism and of Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, who loved sumptuous furnishings, gilded bronzes, and the Empire style.

Through his light sculptures and objects that relate to the history of neoclassical art, Comte has analysed the neoclassical style and age, evoking the beauty of the pieces have reached our days.

An unmissable chance to visit the exhibition, which will close on 15 January 2017.

Michel Comte 's exhibition in ParmaMichel Comte ‘s exhibition in Parma


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