Montelupo Fiorentino celebrates the age-old tradition of glassmaking, begun in the nearby village of La Torre in the seventeenth century, and dedicates a statue to the figure of the master glassblower, the protagonist of an activity that, together with ceramics and terracotta, has always distinguished this town of the lower Valdarno. The bronze statue created by sculptor Piero Bertelli, cast using the lost -wax technique, has been donated by the Vetreria Etrusca company. It depicts a master glassblower standing on a convex base composed of fragments of colored glass, an allusion to the structure of a furnace and to the chromatic intensity of Murano glass which, especially in the 20th century, greatly influenced the production of the Empoli area.
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 […]