Hidden treasures

Ermanno Nason: a Murano glass master meets Picasso

Big Names
nason

Ermanno Nason: a Murano glass master meets Picasso

The whole world knows the Murano blown glass, but usually most people see the glass masters like good craftsmen intent on making pots and cups...

In reality, many glassmakers are great artists who create unique and fascinating sculptures, often collaborating with big names in international art.

An example above all is that of Ermanno Nason (1928- 2013), one of the greatest Murano's masters.

He started very young, just 10 years old, and also worked at the great project of Egidio Costantini which aimed at bringing together various types of extraordinary artists: painters, sculptors and glassmakers ... Jean Cocteau, in 1958, called the project 'Forge of Angels'.

Ermanno Nason told in an interview how this experience gave him the opportunity to start his own research into the glass and the opportunity to meet painters and sculptors of great fame: in practice, Ermanno worked with all the greatest contemporary artists, from Marc Chagall to Oscar Kokoschka, Pablo Picasso to Guttuso, Jacques Cocteau Braque, Jan Arp to Max Ernst, Autun Motika to Alexander Calder and others ...

Today, the art of the great master lives on thanks to the efforts of his wife and daughter ...

In Murano you can see his work at the premises of B. F. Signoretti, which houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to Ermanno Nason. The island is easily reached from Venice by using the network of Venetian public transport, lines 4.1 or 4.2.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

Latest posts

Venice: The gondolier: the warrior of the lagoon

gondoliere
Mysteries & Legends

Everybody knows who a gondolier is and what he does: he is the person who, with dedication and ability, propels the gondola, the tradit...

View

Venice: Why is it called Titian Red?

rosso_tiziano
Figures of speech

Do you recall the sensual ‘Venus of Urbino’ or the elegant ‘Woman in the mirror’ by Tiziano Vecellio? Now, just focus on the re...

View

Cortina D'ampezzo: A Museum in the Clouds in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Museo-delle-Nuvole-Monte-Rite-a-Cibiana
Mysteries & Legends

If you reach the summit of Mount Rite at 2181 meters near Cortina d'Ampezzo, it will come as a surprise to find among the barren dolomi...

View

Venice: The Twin Bottles: art says NO to plastic in the sea

the_twin_bottles
Did you know that...

Did you know that on the Grand Canal of Venice, near Palazzo Ca' Vendramin Calergi there are two huge floating crushed bottles? They ar...

View

Top posts

Venice: How much does a gondola ride cost?

gondola
Did you know that...

Have you decided to visit Venice and included a nice gondola ride on the list of things to do? How could we blame you! Is there anythin...

View

Venice: The stone heart of St Mark’s Basilica

cuore-erizzo
Unknown places & works

If you are visiting St Mark’s Basilica and have just abandoned the wonderful vision of the Pala d'Oro (which is a must-see), just a f...

View

Treviso: The ghost of Bianca di Collalto

castello-collalto
Mysteries & Legends

On the night between October 31 and November 1, telling a scary ghost story is a must... We have one related to the castle of Collalto,...

View

Padua: Prato della Valle in Padua

prato-della-valle
Historical Curiosities

Probably only the inhabitants of Padua and a few other people know of a particular record their city is boasting about: having the larg...

View