Giorgio Berlini 's Glass Sculpture

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Giorgio Berlini 's Glass Sculpture

MOIOLI GALLERY
Powerful unique glass sculpture by Milanese glass artist Giorgio Berlini, signed and dated. Solid block of glass hammered with smoked inclusions and red application.

Catalog References Giorgio Berlini. Il vetro come magia. Electa Editore BERLINI Giorgio, Un uomo trasparente - Milano, Modo-AMZ 1999
Article References Il maestro della trasparenza La bottega di Berlini, dove il vetro è un' arte - La Repubblica 06/01/2002
«I enter into the matter with a chisel and a hammer to reach the idea. The crystal plate, apparently harsh and cold, becomes form and reveals all its sensuality ». Giorgio Berlini speaks, artisan and artist: two souls that blend in and coexist perfectly. A charming gentleman with a calm manner, from 1949 he worked glass in slab creating objects and furniture for the home but also real modern sculptures, exhibited among other things at the Glass Gallery Klute in Vienna. "I studied as a surveyor, it was 1948, I was seventeen. Against the advice of my mother I presented myself at the Vetrerie di Empoli, where they were taking apprentices. Grinding and cutting glasses, I discovered my true vocation. A year later I set up on my own, in a workshop in Via Poma, then moving some civic numbers into what would have been our historic home for thirty years, with a dozen workers who would have left me alone to retire. ». . Then there are the sculptures. Some remain unique pieces, others are replicated, obviously never perfectly identical to each other. "The first of these was created thirty-five years ago, to be donated to Salvador Dali." Berlini indicates one of the most famous silhouettes of his collection, a sail in the wind, surprisingly dynamic in the static nature of the material. There are many characters that Berlini has met over the years. Artists become friends, for whom he has lent his work, and famous clients. A wall is carpeted with photos. Here is the artisan artist in the company of Luciano Minguzzi, Salvador Dali, Piero Fornasetti, Fulvio Bianconi. glass and crystal? the distinction between glass and crystal? «They all fall into it - Crystal is a pure mineral, what we work is simply glass, but because the French and Bohemian manufacturing factories define the glass containing 35 percent of lead , we adapt ourselves by convention. The slabs we use are incandescent material that, instead of being blown, is poured into crucibles and cooled: in my laboratory, flanked by the most loyal collaborators, I cut the slabs to shape, the pier, the curved at a temperature of 800 degrees, the "I clean", then proceed to the realization of the object ". The glass - Berlini insists - is "cruel matter, requires a sure hand and does not give second thoughts. If I'm wrong, I start from scratch. But I reuse the block, or the pieces, to create something else. I respect the material I use to eliminate it too much. And often objects born by chance are the most original »

Dimensions: 

  • H: 23cm (9.06in)
  • W: 28cm (11.02in)
  • D: 15cm (5.91in)

Period: 

1980

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