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In the popular imagination, Versace represents fashion, the Medusa, and one of the most well-known and appreciated Italian brands abroad: but Versace is also interior design, fine materials, including marble, and luxury projects that are everywhere nowadays.
“I design for longevity, and I want something to be anti-fashion.”
“I have always been interested in the concept of fragmentation and the idea of abstraction and explosion, de-constructing the ideas of repetitiveness and mass production.” – (Zaha Hadid, 2007)
On the waterfront of Lisbon, there is a mid-1900s building constructed on the landfill established in the wake of the 1755 earthquake that changed the city and its layout forever.
1,74m x 1,95m, the Pietà (“Pity”) of San Pietro is a beautiful marble sculpture by the great Michelangelo Buonarroti, which is now preserved in the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City.
The tale of Cupid and Psyche, written in the second century AD and included in the “Metamorphosis” by Lucius Apuleius, is a story of love and envy destined to inspire artists of every kind, including Antonio Canova.