Simple perspective – Giosetta Fioroni

06 May


One thing I love, but probably do not do enough of is sketch.  I get this from my mother who was never without a sketch pad and her little tin of watercolours.  Every holiday my mother would disappear for hours and come back with a book of drawings and mini watercolours.  I just loved the simplicity of the sketches, whether they were to be filed away, or  they became the inspiration for something else.  I loved the rough sketches more than the finished piece as they showed the raw skill and thought leading to the final piece.

I think this was why I was drawn to the work of Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni. I love the fact that although the works are complete, they  still have the construction and perspective lines which show the process placed into the creation.


Giosetta Fioroni – Source NY times

Rome based Fioroni primarily produces her works using silver enamel paint and graphite.  Her work, dating from the 1960’s, has a pop art influence, featuring figures taken from the Italian cinema, magazines and her own family albums of the era.

LaSpiaggia - private collection

La Spiaggia – Private collection – Source independent Collectors




For anyone reading this who happens to be in New York, her work is currently being exhibited in New York’s “The Drawing Centre” until the 7th June…… if you go please could you send me a couple of postcards xxx

Meanwhile on with the colourful adventure………..

(all pictures sourced from unless otherwise stated)

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Art, Italian Designers, Travel


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7 responses to “Simple perspective – Giosetta Fioroni

  1. This Sydney Life

    May 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Sadly, no New York trip planned, BCD 🙂

  2. Christina Cleary

    May 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Oh! I will JUST miss it!!! I leave for the US / NYC June 2, the day her exhibition finishes.

    • birdcagedesign

      May 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Damn, it is always the way, but I am sure there will be plenty on in NY. It sounds like we pass in the air as I get back from Los Angeles on the 2nd!

  3. elisaruland

    May 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I’d love to your originals in a post! Designer, baker, artist….there is no end to your talents!
    The Fioroni sketches are fabulous….they remind me of Twiggy at her peak.

    • birdcagedesign

      May 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Ha ha! I just love anything creative, I would have to dig deep and see what I can find! Completely agree about twiggy I have a sneaking suspicion that is who a couple of them were based on 🙂

  4. twoblackdoggies

    May 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Nice, don’t mind a good sketch 🙂


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