Chapter 5: Ekaterina Kaplunova
Transforming itself into a larger star-shaped table, in this last chapter Daybed hosts a celebration of nature imagined by the artist Ekaterina Kaplunova from the ceiling vaults in Villa Farnesina.
A wide selection of fruit and vegetables occupy the space of the IN-DESIGN section, along with some of the 170 botanical species originally depicted on the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche painted by Giovanni da Udine it that Renaissance building.
The festoons painted by Giovanni da Udine in the Renaissance building take on a new form in the exhibition space, showing the abundance of morphological and chromatic aspects and the symbolic and augural value that constitutes a rich inventors of edible, medicinal, and ornamental plants that arrived in Rome at the time from all over the world.
A list of recipes from the artist’s recipe book accompanies the exhibition.