This period of extraordinary creativity is recalled through around a hundred works in a chronological display. The "Liberty" style, which came into its own at the turn of the century, is recalled with designs by Carlo Bugatti, Eugenio Quarti and Federico Tesio mixed with works by the Divisionist painters. A second section is devoted to Futurism, its esthetic inspired by progress and speed extending to every aspect of life.
Later, the return to classicism in Italy came in various guises, finding its expression in the ceramics of Gio Ponti or the glass creations of Carlo Scarpa, up to the stern language of the "Novecento".
Meanwhile, the rationalist style marked the advent of modern "design".
CuratorsGuy Cogeval, President of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie public establishment
Beatrice Avanzi, curator at the Musée d'Orsay
Irene de Guttry, art historian
Paola Maino, art historian
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