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Ermanno Nason: a Murano glass master meets Picasso

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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

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