Jan 27, 2011

Marchesa Luisa Casati - the most scanadalous woman of her day...






Markiza Luisa Casati je bila nasledinica,veleposednica, mecena i muza, obozavala je umetnost i pod svojim okriljem uvek imala najpoznatije fotografe, pisce i slikare.Smatra se da je ona posle Kleopatre i Device Marije zena koja je najvise zastupljenja u umetnosti. Njene lude zurke, nubijske sluskinje obojene zlatom, neobicni ljubimci i zivot na visokoj nozi su vec postali legenda 

Luisa Casati je rodjena u 1881 u Milanu u izuzetno bogatoj porodici (otac joj je bio najveci proizvidjac pamuka), kao mladja od dve cerke, njena urodjena ljubav prema umetnosti je bila dodatno rasplamsana cestim posetama galeriji i izlozbama. Jako je rano izgubila majku (sa 13 godina) potom, dve godine kasnije oca, i to je nju i njenu sestru ucinilo najbogatijim zenama u Italiji tog vremena. Ubrzno posle toga se i udala za mladog Milanskog plemica i posle godinu dana dobila cerku. Predvidiv brak i miran zivot nije mogao da zadovolji njenu nemirnu prirodu i ona se upustila u aferu sa jednim Italijanskim piscem koji je likove u svojim delima gradio po njoj... Ovo je bio samo pocetak onoga po cemu ce se pamtiti zivot Luise Casati.

 Zivela je zivotom na viskoj nozi na relaciji, Venecija, Paris, Capri, kupovala je vile od kojih je zastajao dah, ekstravagantan nakit, priredjivala lude maskembale koji su se prepricavali, upoznalava i odusevljavala najvecu aristokrate tog vremena(Lucino Visconti, Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau). Koliko je bilo dekadentna govori u prilog cinjenica da je nosila zivu zmiju oko vrata kao ogrlicu, krzno na golo telo, a kao ljubimca imala Pantera - upravo ce taj Panter posluziti kao inspiracija za cuvenog Cartierovog pantera. U sklopu svog doma u Parizu je imala galeriju sa vise od 130 svojih slika, posmatrala je sebe kao zivo umetnicko delo. Ipak smatra se da je svoje bogatstvo nesebicno delila sa umetinicima i da bi na taj nacin obezbedila sebi besmrtnost kroz slike i skulpture i u tome uspela.
Zahvaljujuci raskalasnom zivotnom stilu 30 godina je bila duzna cak 25 miliona dolara i bila je prinidjena da svoje stvari prodaje na aukciji, na kojoj se nadmetala i Coco Chanel. Neka od tih dela su sada u galerijama, ali velikog vecini, nazalost ne moze da se udje u trag...Postoje dve verzije o tome kako je provela zadnje godine zivota po jednoj je zivela istim zarom uz finansijsku podrsku svoje dece i lojalnih prijatelja, a po drugoj je zavrsila zivot u najvecoj bedi.

Ovo je bilo delic price o famoznom zivotu markize Luise Casati ukoliko zelite da saznate vise bice vam korisni sledeci linkovi: http://www.marchesacasati.com i    www.fascinatingpeople.worldpress.com

I dan danas onda inspirise, pogledajemo kako je inspirisala Johna Galliana za njegovu kolekciju i 1998...


Marchesa Luisa Casati was aeress, landlord, muse and poltrone. She adored art and she had legion of photographers, paintors and writers around her. Her unusual pets, decadent balls had become legend.

She was born in very rich Milan family, as the younger of two daughters. Her born affection for art was encouraged in early age while visiting galleries. He was very young when she lost her mother, at the age of 13, and two years after father. That tragedy made her and her sister the richest woman in Italy. Soon after that she will marry young noble man form Milan, Camillo Casati,and year after that they will have a girl.

The peaceful and predictable life was never for her, and in short time she meets her first lover, Italian writer, that was the beggining of life that marchesa will be famous for.

She was living the high life, traveling and buying the breathtaking villas in Paris, Venice and Capri. She was hosting decadent balls introducing and astonishing the elite of that time.  She liked to consider herself as living art so she was wearing the live snake around her neck as a jewelery, her pet panther used as inspiration to famous Cartier's panther. In her home in Paris she had a gallery of over 130 pictures. It is believed that she wanted to assure her self immortality with all those paintings and sculptures.
In 1930's she was in debt over 25 million dollars, all her goods were confiscated an auctioned, one of the bidders was Coco Chanel. There are two versions of the story how she spent the rest of her live, first: She lived with financial support of her children and loyal friends, and the second one is that she lived in misery and poverty for the rest of her life. This was a very short story, to find out more please visit web site www. marchesacasati.com

She still inspires lot of artists, so now she in an inspiration to Marchesa dresses, and John Galliano's 1998 collection... Let's take a look into that collection...






2 comments:

  1. Sad si pocela da kombinujes modu, umetnost i istoriju, vec evoluiras ;) LIKE! :)

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