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Palazzo Fortuny

Museum of Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

In decline at the beginning of the XX century,  the building was purchased by Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, who started its renovation and turned it into his home and laboratory. The painter, scenographer, designer, photographer and sculptor, born in Granada and transferred to Venice in 1898, is mostly famous for the impact he had on early 20th century fashion, when with his pleated silk dresses inspired by ancient Greece he dressed divas like Eleonora Duse, Isadora Duncan and Sarah Bernhardt. The Palace today houses, in addition to temporary exhibits, a permanent collection that returns the work of the artist in its multifaceted nature: original tunics, textiles and printed silks covering the rooms, chandeliers designed by him and pictures.

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