Milan Fashion Week: Luna Berlusconi celebrates women painting a curvy woman

On the 10th of September, MadMood, the new platform for Italian and International designers, presented their program for the next Fashion Week in Milan. MadMood intends to celebrate the beauty of curvaceous women by honoring a painting by Luna Berlusconi.

Fashion and Art… a long love story that we already discussed in a previous article! And the story continues to this year; MadMood decided to celebrate the beauty of women in a painting! In fact, MadMood chose the theme “Divina” for its parades scheduled on the 18th and 19th of September in the Palazzo dei Giureconsulti.

A theme that will be crystallized in a real icon thanks to a painting completed by Luna Berlusconi (Silvio’s nephew) that she presented during the press conference held on September 10, at the Baglioni Carlton Hotel in Milan.

“I love to paint women’s bodies, exalting their shapes and femininity – explains Luna Berlusconi- what I try to convey is sensuality: by this word I don’t mean the perfection that advertisements and magazines propose, but energy that comes from within, a certainty that makes any woman unique and beautiful. The curves of my Divina are a hymn to women, a cry that invites you to leave behind stereotypes and look for beauty within yourself.”

The sixth edition of this fashion event organized by MadMood aims to provide a real celebration of women and their curves in all possible ways; from Art on canvas, to body-painting, and even professional photography.

Here’s the painting completed by Luna Berlusconi! 

Beautiful curves, contrast, and style, far from the idea of perfection that has long dominated the scene: the model painted by Luna Berlusconi is a disruptive and unconventional beauty. A large work (170×300) that has been exhibited on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September during the sixth edition of the Mad Mood fashion event.

Divina - Lun Berlusconi
Divina –  Luna Berlusconi


Painting the female body is not a new concept by any means but, it’s always interesting to compare how artists depict women’s bodies throughout various eras and decades, in contract to what our society leads us to believe.

If today’s stereotypes define a tall and thin woman as beautiful, artists and especially painters have almost always illustrated the complete opposite, as if to purposely rebel against the status-quo. Just take a look at the following famous paintings and you’ll realize it!

Pablo Picasso - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Pablo Picasso – 1907
Gustav Klimt - Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Gustav Klimt – 1907


Sandro Botticelli - Birth of Venus, mid 1480s
Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli – mid 1480s


And guess what… artists on Artupia have also their way to express the beauty of a woman’s body!

Attracted, Sabina Leganaru
Attracted, Sabina Leganaru
Black Water, Valeria Zaccheddu
Black Water, Valeria Zaccheddu


Immobilita, Sara Lautizi
Immobilita, Sara Lautizi

I think that women’s body in Art could totally be the subject of a future article since there is so much to say about it: the evolution in the history, the curves and shapes artists gave to women, the role of the nudity in paintings, and its hidden messages.

Once again, Art shows diversity and beauty in multiple shades. At Artupia we really love this kind of initiative that shows the modern aspect of Art by “going against the grain” and send a different message to the the public.

Remember that Art is all about sharing. 


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