Created for the exhibition ‘De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte, Balthus. A Look into the Invisible’ (February – July 2010), the Valigia Metafisica was conceived as the perfect passport for a metaphorical trip between great artists and important art movements of the Twentieth Century.
Artists enjoy fooling our senses. They do it more often and more subtly than one thinks. This concept comes to life in the exhibition ‘Art and Illusions – Masterpieces of Trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present Day’ (October 2009 – January 2010) and the illusionist’s hatbox designed by Wanny Di Filippo for the occasion.
An olive-colored cowhide saddlebag abundant in pockets was created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations of the moon by means of the telescope, celebrated at Palazzo Strozzi with the exhibition ‘Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope’ (March – August 2009).
A special edition of the Doctor Bag – an iconic Il Bisonte bag – accompanies the visit to the exhibition ‘Women in Power: Caterina and Maria de’ Medici: The return to Florence of two Queens of France’ (October 2008 – January 2009).
The Impressionists were used to paint en plein air, outdoors. The spirit of their days, spent interacting with the movements of the sun, the changing colors of the sky, and the rustling of the trees, comes alive again in the picnic basket, created for the exhibition ‘Painting Light: The Hidden Techniques of Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh’ (July – September 2008).
One container, twelve instagrammers, an exciting story in picture coming from three continents: Il Bisonte celebrates Pitti Uomo 94 with a special event that will be open to the public from June 12 to 15 in the Garden of Villa Vittoria, Florence.
“I’m Virna Toppi. I was born on Christmas Eve, 1992 at Lentate sul Seveso a small village named after the river where sometimes I still love canoeing. I graduated at the Scala Theater Academy in 2011 and have been part of the ballet since 2012. As of March 2018, I am prima ballerina of the…