500 Faces of Fornasetti

Italian artist Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) drew more than 500 variations of a beautiful girl's face when he saw her portrait in a 19th century magazine.  This Tema e Variazioni wallpaper, from Cole & Son's Fornasetti collection, immortalises the face of Lina Cavalieri which Fornasetti has become renowned for worldwide. 

"What inspired me to create more than 500 variations on the face of a woman? I don't know. I began to make them and I never stopped." - Piero Fornasetti

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