The international competition for glass artists and designers under 35, now in its second edition, is named after the Milanese collector Aldo Bellini. The aim is to enhance innovative glass works both in the field of art and contemporary design. The international jury awarded the first prize to the American artist Morgan Gilbreath for the work Tower of Babel. The tower is composed of vials of medical glass, pre-fused, arranged in overlapping diskettes. The structure subjected to the colour of the molten form alters and yields because of its weight, alluding to the instability of an artificial construction which, in a forcing of balances, is destined to yield, like a modern, imaginary biblical tower. The winning work becomes part of the civic collections.
An exhibition celebrating the prestigious milestone reached by the Murano glassworks Nason Moretti, which was started in 1923, is underway at the Murano Glass Museum. Since its inception, the furnace turned special attention to glass for the table, characterized by intense colors. Glassware, which became icons of 20th-century glass art, is presented, such as the […]
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The Ginori Museum, which as of 2019 is part of the “Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia,” is still closed to the public, but can be seen online, (museoginori.org), because it “already has so many stories to tell,” not only as a place that preserves a vast artistic and archival heritage, but […]
The rose window, the upper part of the large four-light window in the Chapel of Santa Croce, in the Bolognese basilica was made between 1464 and 1466. The preparatory cartoons were made by the painter Michele di Matteo and the stained-glass window executed by the master glassmaker and German Dominican friar Jacob Griesigner, later to […]
“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]