The exhibition, presented until January 11th 2011, includes around a hundred famous works by Ermanno Nason (Murano, 1928), the great glass maker maestro and member of a family that has played an important part in every stage of the history of Murano from the XVII century to today.
A favourite with the artists of Egidio Costantini’s “La Fucina degli Angeli”, Ermanno Nason has worked together with Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Hans Arp, Kokoshka, Nag Arnoldi, Borsi, Jean Le Witt, Fred Fay, Krayer, Antun Motika and Bergamini, Guttuso, Braque, Verde, Hundertwasser, Fontana, Pignon, Bellini, Minguzzi, Goldoni, Carraro, Fulvio Bianconi, transforming their projects into glass in innovative and unusual forms, achieving outstanding results with his a massello production, created by shaping glass as an incandescent mass. Unrivalled in the history of glass making on Murano, his glass sculptures display a sensitivity that is sincere and convinced (and therefore convincing) towards the modern, abstract and informal.
Testimony to just a small part of his infinite production, the works on display include a little bit of everything: the virtuosity and perfect reproduction of the Cellini’s salt-cellar, a pop version of the head of the Statue of Liberty, the splendid faces of the crystal woman, the Tiepolo-style Pulcinella, the huge statue of Samson and the small bust of a woman worthy of Aristide Maillol.
Museo del Vetro – Murano
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