A careful selection of works in glass, designed by the most famous, internationally renowned artists of the 20th century, and realized in the "La Fucina degli Angeli" glassworks in Venice, is present in the exhibition Transparenze d'autore.Sculture in vetro di grandi artisti, on view in Tolentino (Macerata) until 29 September at the Spazio Politeama. The Venetian glass factory was founded in the early 1950s by Egidio Costantini and was later given the name of "La Fucina degli Angeli” (the Angels’ Forge) by Jean Cocteau. It was a place where artists, including Jean Hans Arp, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Oskar Kokoschka and Pablo Picasso worked together with master glassmakers, combining experimentation, creativity and harmony in the delicate transition between the design and the realization of the sculptures. Familiarity with the ancient techniques of the art of glassmaking made it possible to exalt the volume and the transparency of glass and to accentuate chromatic contrasts. The extraordinary concordance of intentions has made the work of that artistic movement unique.
The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]
It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]
Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]
We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]