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Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini

Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini

Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini: Tuscan by birth, Bolognese for love, Citizen of the world. I’d collect everything: I have a small, carefully selected collection of 20th-century visual art that I gathered with my husband. My two Morandis have been in museums throughout the world. I have a few pieces of antique art, including a wooden sculpture of the child Mary. I have a small collection of Murano glass and Lalique crystals. My kitchen is overflowing with a collection of teapots, but my largest collection is of Fashion articles. I’ve already donated 309 of my more than 3000 pieces to the Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence. Some of my gowns have been exhibited in major shows: in Bologna at Palazzo d’Accursio, at the Costume Gallery in Florence, at the Museum of the City of Rimini, at Fortuny in Venice, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, at the Art Science Museum in Singapore, and at Palazzo Venezia and Castelsantangelo in Rome.

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Da Cimabue a Morandi. Felsina pittrice

Vittorio Sgarbi (a cura di)
Da Cimabue a Morandi. Felsina pittrice
Bononia University Press, Bologna 2015

A new look at the history of art and of Italian painting from the 13th to the 20th century, seen through the lens of the great Bolognese tradition.
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Bulgari. La storia, il sogno

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Bulgari. La storia, il sogno
Rizzoli, Milano 2019

Masterful goldsmithing and high fashion unite in the story of the historic Bulgari jewellery collection, matched with gowns by prestigious fashion houses.
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Sissi - Vestimenti

Antonio Grulli (a cura di)
Sissi - Vestimenti
Corraini Edizioni, Mantova 2020

Twenty years of Sissi’s career, focusing on her sculpture-clothes, a key element of her poetics.
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Invito all’ascolto di Beethoven

Guido Giannuzzi
Invito all’ascolto di Beethoven
Mursia Editore, Milano 2020

The life and works of Beethoven – history, philosophy and art – narrated by a musician based on his experience as a performer.
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7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Marina Abramovic
7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Damiani, Bologna 2020

The seven most iconic deaths from among the roles interpreted by Maria Callas, staged in Marina Abramović’s theatre project.
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