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A Finnish court of the Medici

The exhibition, which opens the celebrations in Italy of the centenary of Finland, has the patronage of Finland in Rome, the Consulate of Finland in Florence and the Metropolitan City of Florence. "A Finnish at the Medici court" is the first exhibition of the traveling exhibition "Markku Piri glass and paintings," which after Florence, will be hosted in Rome's Museo Carlo Bilotti, Orangery of Villa Borghese then in Venice, in the Museum of Murano glass. Markku Piri, born in 1955, designer, set designer, painter, a versatile and prolific Finnish artist made at the invitation, numerous solo exhibitions in galleries and museums, both in Finland and abroad.

The exhibition presents 90 works , artistic creations in glass, including large installations made by Markku Piri with the most renowned masters of Murano craftsmen and artists of the Finnish cooperative Lasismi; 15 works, serigraphs and paintings depicting themes of nature and architecture; printed fabrics, cotton and linen, designed on the occasion of the centenary of Finland, whose subjects refer to Finnish images.

The main idea of ​​the exhibition is the creation of a dialogue between the three-dimensional glass sculptures and two-dimensional works of art , screen prints, paintings and tissues, such as in the case of screen printing Markku Piri series Shadow Dances that communicates with the glass operates Rays of the Sun realized in Murano by the master Simone Cenedese. Even the spaces of three venues have inspired the creations of Piri, and with them combine perfectly. With this spirit in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, in room Fabiani, Markku Piri has created an installation in honor of Michelangelo, which will be placed on the marble steps of Michelangelo's quality.