I was invited to visit the Fondazione Giorgio CIni by a charming Dutch man that lives between Brussels and Venice, the name is missing because my phone did not receive a message. He took me on his boat and brought me directly to the exhibition Carlo Scarpa Venini 1932-47. Venini is a company with a significant production of glass. The curator, Marino Barovier, gave a few of us a private guided tour of the unbelievably beautiful collection. There is a catalogue which does more justice to the glass works than my snapshots but…in the meantime, they will have to do.Carlo Scarpa's work was about research and renewal, he seems to know all the secrets of glass.
Dear Shaded Viewers,
I spent my last afternoon with the owner of the island and Hotel Certosa. I was invited on a boat to see the glass exhibition on another island.
The volume reconstructs the fifteen years that Carlo Scarpa collaborated with Venini glass-making company, 1932-1947. The exhibition includes about 30 different kinds of glass that were either used or created by Carlo Scarpa. The types of glass are classified as a mezza filigrana, sommersi, lattimi, corrosi, tessuti, granulari, murrine, incisi, battuti, pennellate, a fili and are the result of untiring experiments performed by the artist on material and color.