“The portraits of Modigliani, the busts of Brancusi, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Picasso: the discovery of art that is primitive and refined.

The same thing that inspired the avant-garde of the 20th century, the Fauve painters, Matisse and Derain. Paris at the turn of the century, discovering the African continent. The colors of earth: rich browns, ochre sands, red coral and blue hues of indigo. A voyage through art, customs, in the infinite variety of the people of the same continent. The fabrics, decor, the dyes, the artisan crafting techniques that break up the monotony of serial production. A free spirit, dressed like an English gentleman.”
— Massimiliano Giornetti

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