Venice | The sculpture of Vistosi at the Murano Glass Museum

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Until January 16, 2016, the Venice Glass Museum in Murano hosts the exhibition “Luciano Vistosi sculptor”, which showcases 30 glass sculptures by the Venetian artist.Vistosi begun frequenting his father’s glass foundry during his youth, here he learned working the fused glass and how to give it shape. After his father’s death in 1952, together with uncle Oreste and brother Gino, he founded the new Vetreria Vistosi with the aim to create glass objects closer to modern design, also through collaborations with figures such as Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass, Vico Magistretti and Marco Zanuso.

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above: Luciano Vistosi (Murano 1931 – 2010), Nudo, 1981-1982
cover image: Luciano Vistosi (Murano 1931 – 2010), installation view

The works on view in the Conterie space of the museum are characterized by smooth geometries, usually monochrome, in black or white, made by Vistosi sometimes quickly molding the fused mass, sometimes carving the solid glass like marble.

Luciano Vistosi Scultore
(temporary exhibition)
Museo del Vetro di Murano
until january 16, 2016
more info: http://museovetro.visitmuve.it/en/home/

Furthermore, the exhibition is an occasion to visit the fascinating spaces of the Murano Glass Museum, recently reopened after major renovation works.

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the Murano Glass Museum, from the top:
Room 1 – Origins
Room 8 – 1900/1970: glass & design
Room 9 – Contemporary glass
The timeline

all images courtesy of MUVE


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