Veneziani, the Rex, and photographic flowers

In its own way, the Rex ocean liner was a traveling art gallery, carrying Italian taste and style around the world.

The works of art decorating the walls of this floating city – at sea from 1931 to 1944 – included a series of splendid floral photomontages by Ubaldo Cosimo Veneziani (1894-1958), an etcher, lithographer, poster designer, and painter who collaborated with magazines such as “Numero” and “Donna”, and created stunning book covers (including the one for the first edition of Alberto Moravia’s “Times of Indifference”, published in 1929).

Here is a showcase of Veneziani’s photographic flowers, blooming with Italy’s most beautiful cities.

Photos via:
digital.wolfsonian.org

March 25, 2014