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Laura de Santillana has left us

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Peter Gruenbaum

 

It is with great sadness that Pentagram Stiftung announces the passing of its Trustee, Laura de Santillana, who left us yesterday, 21 October 2019, at 11.50pm after a brief but implacable illness.

Up to the her last day Laura de Santillana worked at her creations: at 5.30pm yesterday she had the joy of seeing the images of her last work which she carried out from her bed. Some hours later the ‘la donna del vetro’, as Ida Cadorin called her, was no longer with us. During her illness she curated two exhibitions, in Milan and Venice, and had planned every detail of her Spring exhibition at the MusVerre of Sars-Poteries in France, working all the time. So passes one of the artists who finally freed the art of glass from its subordinate position among the decorative arts: in all her works Laura de Santillana created non only glass but sculptures.

The curator and gallery director Jean Blanchaert remembers her as follows: ‘Laura Diaz de Santillana, a sculptor in glass, was a grand-daughter of Paolo Venini, one of the great Italians of the 20th century, the man who gave a new life to the glass of Venice. Paolo Venini was an entrepreneur-artist. Laura’s father, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, on the other hand, was an artist-entrepreneur, who was faced with the task of directing the glassworks in the 1970s, a more complicated time from the financial point of view. Laura and her brother Alessandro grew up in this magical Murano world where great artists and master-glassmakers dreamed in glass. For the two siblings, the loss of the Venini company was paradoxically a stroke of good fortune because in this way they were able to dedicate themselves to their own artistic work and not to the massive bureaucratic tasks that the management of a production facility inevitably entails. Laura, who knew all about glass, became ever more informal while never forgetting form. Her mother-tongue was the language of the tribe of glass because glass was in her blood and her DNA. None of the glassmaking techniques was foreign to her and she never betrayed the material that was always her artistic medium, wherever she might be, in Venice, Seattle or Prague. Her crystal-clear soul and her ethics-aesthetics leave a huge void not only in the world of glass but also in the world of art and of her relations and friends’.

 

 

Laura de Santillana, ph. Op-Fot

Posted in Flags, Laura Santiila, Murano, Studio Glass

Ermanno Nason. Warrior of Glass

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Peter Gruenbaum

Ermanno Nason. Warrior of Glass

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 PicassoJean 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.

Information:

Museo del Vetro – Murano
Tel. e Fax ++39041 739586
mkt.musei@comune.venezia.it

Museo del Vetro – Murano

www.1000-objekte.ch, Zurich

Posted in 1000-objekte.ch, ermanno nason, murano, Murano Glass, museo del vetro, Venezia, Venice, vetro

Invitation "Cose Fragili"

Posted on April 07, 2015 by Peter Gruenbaum

We cordially invite you and your friends to attend the opening event on Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10 am or the regular exhibition on 8 May to13 September 2015, Museum Bellerive, Höschgasse 3, Zürich.

I look forward to meeting you at the exhibition.

Peter Grünbaum  1000-objekte.ch 

Invitationcard in German: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0213/0290/files/murano_einladungskarte.pdf?7950725497403955046

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Tomaso Buzzi at Venini

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Peter Gruenbaum

Curated by Marino Barovier, this will be the third 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 and will focus on Buzzi’s works in the years he collaborated with Murano glassworks (1932-1933).

Until 11 January 2015
Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore 

LE STANZE DEL VETRO 


    

Posted in 1000-objekte.ch, LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Murano, Tomaso Buzzi, Venini

Mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge. // With a tear in one eye and a smile in the other.

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Peter Gruenbaum

Liebe Freunde

Wie Sie vielleicht bemerkt haben, sind einige Stücke der raren Muranovasen nicht mehr in meinem Online-Shop. Ich konnte in den letzten paar Monaten etwa 50 wertvolle und rare Muranovasen an einige engagierte Sammler verkaufen.  Einerseits freut es mich sehr, dass nun viele Lieblingstücke in sehr bedeuetenden oder wachsenden Sammlungen ihren Platz gefunden haben. Andererseits bin trotzdem ein wenig wehmütig, da meine Sammlung jetzt etwas weniger glamourös geworden ist. Ich habe aber noch einige wunderbare und seltene Glasobjekte zu bieten und werde in der nächsten Zeit weitere besondere Preziosen online stellen. Daneben gibt es ja auch noch Möbel, Licht, Porzellan und Keramik, Kunst, Bücher und Geschenkvorschläge.

 

Ich wünsche allen einen schönen Sommer.

Ihr Peter Grünbaum

       

  

 

Dear friends 

As you may have noticed, some of the rare pieces of Murano vases are not more in my online store. I was able to sell in the past few months about 50 precious and rare Murano vases dedicated  to few  collectors. On the one hand I am very happy that there are now are found in very important or growing collections or their place many favorite pieces. On the other hand, I am still a little wistfully, as my collection has now become a little less glamorous. But I have still many wonderful and rare glass objects to offer and will make the next time more special gems online. In addition, there are also wonderful objects of furniture, lighting, porcelain and ceramics, art, books and gift suggestions. 

 

I wish you all a beautiful summer.

Your Peter Grünbaum

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Thomas Blank

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Peter Gruenbaum

See more at the latest newsletter

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Or in the shop:

http://www.1000-objekte.ch/search?q=thomas+Blank

If you decide to purchase an object from Thomas Blank, I am happy to give you a 15% discount within the next 10 days untill March 3, 2014. This applies only to objects of Thomas Blank. The code is YFOPTMDYM02D on-line-shop or in my galery too.

 

     

Posted in 1000-objekte.ch, gold, Murano, Thomas Blank

Venice: Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947 – Fondazione Cini.

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Peter Gruenbaum

The exhibition Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947, curated by Marino Barovier, until 29 November, at the Fondazione Cini, reconstructs Carlo Scarpa’s career in the years when he was artistic director of the Venini glassworks, from 1932 to 1947. The exhibition is the first public event of Le Stanze del Vetro (Rooms for Glass), a new permanent space, a long-term cultural project launched by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in collaboration with Pentagram Stiftung for the purpose of studying and showcasing the art of Venetian glassmaking in the 20th century.
 
 
http://contessanally.blogspot.ch/2012/09/venice-carlo-scarpa-venini-1932-1947.html 

Posted in Carlo Scarpa, Cini, Marino Barovier, Murano, rarity, Venini

 

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