A lively graphic artist, illustrator, caricaturist, designer: Fulvio Bianconi (Padua, 1915 – Milan, 1996) was one of the artists who worked with the Venini glassworks in the most productive ways – especially in the 1950s – developing creations that became true icons of Murano’s art of fire.
His works are now featured in the exhibition “Fulvio Bianconi alla Venini” curated by Marino Barovier, held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice from 13 September 2015 to 10 January 2016. The show is the fourth in a cycle on the history of Venini, organized by Le stanze del vetro, the project of Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung for the study and knowledge of the art of glassmaking in the 20th and 21st centuries.
With over 300 works, the show illustrates the collaboration that over the years, in various phases, linked the Venetian artist to the famous glassworks in Murano. Making use of original documentary materials from the Venini archives, and thanks to the help of Italian and foreign collectors and museums, visitors can enjoy a complete overview of the pieces designed by the artist for Venini, many of which were shown with success at the Venice Biennale and the Milan Triennale.
For the exhibition “Fulvio Bianconi alla Venini” the first catalogue raisonné of the glass creations of Fulvio Bianconi for Venini will be published by Skira for Le stanze del vetro, edited by Marino Barovier with Carla Sonego.
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