How do you get inspired to wear masks during a pandemic? How much is it costing you to buy disposable ones? How do you create a mood inspiring mask that lightens up your day?
In Florence Italy one of the must sees is the Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany.
I love dressing up in the gallery so excited to be launching the Pucci inspired kaftan dress. It is the new collection for summer 2021. The fabric is vintage and the pink centre piece is hand beaded.
This fabric is no longer available due to the sustainable message each kaftan will be made from vintage fabric so your dress is one of a kind.
Uffizi Mask Inspired Collection
As I strolled through the gallery for my tenth time, wearing the current collection masks by Angela Facchini.
We decided to create masks inspired from the art collections in the Uffizi Gallery.
The instant reaction on my instagram was a winner. People are asking where to order?
Hand Painted Mask
One of my favourite parts of the Uffizi Gallery is when you walk in the corridor the ceilings are stunning. That is where the inspiration came from to create the hand painted mask.
Each mask design is unique, it is one of a kind.
Back In Rome Angela began to create this mask.
How Long Does It Take To Make The Mask
Using sustainable cotton fabrics so you can breathe. The triple lined cotton mask is then hand painted. The process to paint the art work takes three days.
It feels and looks classy. The art work is different on each mask, Angela will create your very own art on your mask.
Birth Of Venus
One of the famous paintings within the Ufizzi gallery is Birth Of Venus.
Known as the “Birth of Venus”, the composition actually shows the goddess of love and beauty arriving on land, on the island of Cyprus, born of the sea spray and blown there by the winds, Zephyr and, perhaps, Aura.
The goddess is standing on a giant scallop shell, as pure and as perfect as a pearl. She is met by a young woman, who is sometimes identified as one of the Graces or as the Hora of spring, and who holds out a cloak covered in flowers. Even the roses, blown in by the wind are a reminder of spring. The subject of the painting, which celebrates Venus as symbol of love and beauty, was perhaps suggested by the poet Agnolo Poliziano.
The art is directly transferred onto the fabric. If there is a painting you love just ask Angela and she can create this for you.
Art Inspired Masks
As Angela strolled around the gallery I could see her creative mind at work. More masks will be created.
Made In Italy
As I walked around the gallery, my Italian legacy of highlighting that everything made in Italy is stronger than ever.
David On A Mask
Yes, that is the famous David masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture on the mask.
David was created in marble between 1501 and 1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo. David is a 5.17-metre marble statue of the Biblical figure David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence.
So I wore the rainbow mask. It was amazing to see the sculpture for real.
Who Is Behind The Mask
As I do business here in Italy. One of the challenges when I wear a mask is the people find it hard to grasp my name.
So if you are looking for an ice breaker regarding business talk. Then ask Angela to create you your very own business mask with your name on it.
Whether we like it or not, the masks are here to stay indefinitely. Wearing these Uffizi art inspired masks, makes my Covid 19 tour just that more easy.
My mission here is to continue to market on a digital platform the atelier and artisans around the cities of Italy.