NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI. VENINI 1925-1931.
September 8, 2013 - January 6, 2014
The exhibition Napoleone Martinuzzi. Venini 1925-1931, curated by Marino Barovier, will open to the public on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice on September 8th, 2013. It is the second exhibition dedicated to the history of the Venini glassware company promoted by Le Stanze del Vetro, a long-term cultural initiative launched by Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung, devoted to the study and the promotion of the art of glassmaking in the twentieth century. Le Stanze del Vetro envisages, among its many cultural activities, ten exhibitions, taking place on a yearly basis, focussing on Venini, whose production represents a landmark in 20th-century artistic glass manufacturing.
During the period of his collaboration with Paolo Venini, Martinuzzi designed beautiful objects whose shapes are inspired by classical design, but through the use of innovative techniques and of glass paste. The exhibition Napoleone Martinuzzi. Venini 1925 – 1931 traces his whole production chronologically: from the elegant transparent blown glass to the works with an unprecedented opaque texture, from the experimentations with pulegoso glass (a semi-opaque or translucent glass with a rough surface due to tiny bubbles that form by using special ingredients) to pieces with intense and compact colours.
There are about 200 works on display, covering the most significant glass production of the ingenious sculptor from Murano.
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Prices: free entrance.
Where and When
Giorgio Cini Foundation
10am-7pm, closed on Wednesdays
(closed on Wednesday 25 December and 1 January)