The Art's lady

We enter today in a special house in Milan, owned by Claudia Gian Ferrari, a big personality in the art world, major collector, art dealer and 1900 art historian.
Soon part of her collection will be transferred to a historic house-museum where a full room will be dedicated to it so at least, she said, she could go there and visit her loved pieces (and we could too, thanks to her generosity).

She is the daughter of Ettore Gian Ferrari, owner of the most dynamic art gallery in post war Milan and involved for 25 years with the Venice Biennale, so art is really in her blood.
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"Fanciulla con passero" (Girl with sparrow) by Arturo Martini. On the wall an oil by Alberto Savinio, great artist and great writer, brother of Giorgio De Chirico.

This house speaks about art, culture, personality. The 1985 project for this house by architect Mario Bellini follows a square module for each room.

On the foreground "L'amante morta" (The dead lover) by Arturo Martini made in 1921 of polychrome plaster.
Note also the superb Biedermeier sofa in the background, crowned by Mario Sironi oil.

In the garden another sculpture "Il dormiente" (The sleeping man) by Martini, made of Carrara marble.
She said in an interview that building a collection is not just buying art, but it needs great passion and a project to start with. A not so subtle critic of art speculators who buy and sell without really
loving their pieces!
Art needs love, she said, and her life is dedicated to love art.
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Write by: A-Efendy - Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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