– THE GREATEST GLASSBLOWER IN THE WORLD
Until 1st May 2022 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft pays homage to one of the greatest masters in glass: Italian artist and glassblower Lino Tagliapietra. Lino has worked with glass for more than 70 years and considered to be one of the best glassblowers in the world. He is still going strong, dividing his time between Murano in Italy, and his studio in Seattle, USA.
Lino Tagliapietra is a unique icon in contemporary glass. He was born in 1934 on the island of Murano in the laguna of Venice, which was the epicenter of European glassmaking for centuries, characterized by its many highly specialized glass factories. He began his education in glass at the age of 11, and at the age of 21 Lino himself was a ’Maestro Vetraio’. For the next 30 years he worked in the glass industry with some of Murano’s foremost glass factories, including the Galliano Ferro Factory, Venini & Co., La Murrina and Effetre International. He also taught at La Scuola Internationale del Vetro at Murano.
With his skilled craftmanship and knowledge of classical Italian techniques, Lino incarnates the exceptional tradition for glassmaking in Venice. At the same time, his personal artistic approach to the material makes him a strong voice within modern international glass.
The span of his work is enormous and the ease with which he moves from a simplistic, elegant expression to complex, multi coloured combinations of swirling patterns and abstract ‘painterly’ compositions consisting of many elements is impressive. His work includes both delicate and playful blown objects, as well as sculptural vessels with multiple details, large installations and fused panels – each one presenting a unique world of colour, rhythm and shape in themselves – and all of them characterized by technical precision combined with exuberant creativity and a sense of passion which comes from working with the material. His work is represented at museums and international collections worldwide among others at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK, Metropolitan Museum of New York, USA, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France, and Tokyo National Modern Art Museum, Japan.
Lino Tagliapietra has had an enormous influence on artists working with glass all over the world. The exhibition has been co-curated by Danish glassblower Tobias Møhl, who is renowned for his ’Nordic’ reinterpretations of Italian filigree techniques, among others inspired by Lino’s work.
MAESTRO – LINO TAGLIAPIETRA will be presented at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft until 1st May 2022.
For further info about the artist, please see www.linotagliapietra.com
The exhibition has kindly been supported by:
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Knud Højgaards Fond
Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond
Margrethe og Johs. F. la Cours Fond
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