PARIS: an exposition in the Italian Institute of Culture

FABRIANO  - PAPER MASTERS FOR 750 YEARS, ARTISTS, EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY exhibition will be held at the Hôtel de Galliffet, prestigious location of the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris from May, 16 to June, 21, 2014. The paper mill of FABRIANO, Fedrigoni s.p.a. has decided to celebrate 750 years of paper with a view of original Fabriano paper, watermarks, documents from the 19th and 20th centuries, historical artefacts; most of which come from Gianfranco Fedrigoni Foundation, European Institute of the History of Paper and Paper Sciences ISTOCARTA and  historical examples which make Fabriano a legendary city for paper production.


A historical, technical and artistic exhibition showcasing the evolution from the ancient and traditional manufacture of paper up to the present day, modern production,. The exhibition presents works of art made on Fabriano paper by artists such as Michelangelo, Roy Lichtenstein, Beethoven, Francis Bacon and Fellini, which are housed in museums and archives around the world.


Modernity comes, instead, from the banknote production techniques and the materials used for watermarks. A space is also dedicated to the relationship between the paper and art, through the presentation of works by great artists, including Bruno Munari, who also worked on Fabriano paper.


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