A remarkable set of ceramic objects and projects, sumptuous and functional, with great decorative quality, centred on the work of Duilio Cambellotti.

The exhibition that Museu Nacional do Azulejo shows from November 21 onwards is due to the Archivi Delle Arti Applicate Italiane Del XX Secolo and to the scientific curator work of Ana Paola Maini and Irene de Gutry, whose erudition and personal care are here pointed out as the moving force of the entire event.

The cooperation between the Italian Embassy in Lisbon through the Instituto Italiano de Cultura, namely its director, Professor Giovanna Schepisi, the Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, through Museu Nacional do Azulejo, allowed for the human and material means necessary to its realisation, and possibly for the exhibition of Portuguese assets in Italian institutions.

It is also emphasized, the collaboration of several institutions and persons that generously made available pieces of their collections, allowing this magnificent presentation of Italian Culture in Lisbon.

This perspective of Modernism on Rome Ceramics from 1910 to 1925, assembles a remarkable set of ceramic objects and projects, sumptuous and functional, all with great decorative quality, centred on the work of Duilio Cambellotti, an essential figure not only by its capacity of artistic innovation but also by the creation of a Ceramic School in which new authors and specialised craftsmen came to study, producing a work that marked the production of the factories that, in the Twenties, prospered in Rome.

Report of a production marked by an elegant Modernism, between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, this exhibition allows a singular historical context of international Ceramic that, by the chronological arch, can be confronted with Portuguese modernity, represented in Ceramic by Manuel Gustavo Bordalo Pinheiro, Costa Motta Sobrinho or, later, Jorge Barradas whose ceramic creation articulates itself with a tradition picked as well from the Italian culture of between wars, master of another Ceramic creation in Portugal.

Through about 80 pieces, among mobile ceramic objects, of architectonic revetment and project, the exhibition shows a fulgurant cycle of ceramic art both in Rome and Lazio, between 1910 and 1930, around the work of Duilio Cambellotti (1876-1960).