In her interview with Fortuny scholar Wendy Ligon Smith, published on Ytali, JoAnn Locktov discusses her exceptional new book. They delve into Fortuny’s boundless creativity, muse Henriette, and Palazzo Fortuny turned into an exquiste museum.
Fortuny: Time, Space, Light by Wendy Ligon Smith, is an ambitious and scholarly investigation into the creative world of polymath Mariano Fortuny Madrazo. Ligon Smith has deconstructed the incontrovertible parallels between Fortuny, Proust, and Wagner, which illuminate the relationships between their formidable legacies. The monograph is an invitation to explore the Magician of Venice, his historic palazzo, now the Fortuny Museum, and the inspirations that informed his extensive artistic innovations.[Read the complete article here and click here for the Italian version: Fortuny. Conversando con Wendy Ligon Smith]