Lino Tagliapietra, Africa, 2014, Detail Blown glass with murrine and applied dots, 44 × 61 cm | Photo: Roberta Orio
Curated by the Lino Tagliapietra Foundation together with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Lino Tagliapietra. L’Origine del Viaggio wants to pay homage to a great Venetian artist, traveler, experimenter and in the constant search for new sources of inspiration with which to infuse his works in glass. Arranged along a path designed by the architect Chiara Lamonarca between the first and second floors of the Museo del Settecento Veneziano, the 21 works on display present an excerpt from the Master's vast production, created over the last thirty years, in open dialogue with the eighteenth-century masterpieces from the museum collection. Iconic works such as Dinosaur with a Long-Limbed Neck, Fuji, Asola, Niomea, Oca, Africa, Hopi speak of traditional Murano techniques such as blown glass with rods, filigree, murrine, incalmo, double blowing or typical processes of the second processing such as beating and grinding, while a careful selection of panels in fused glass, created between 1999 and 2012 by superimposing different techniques and colors - Finestra sul Campiello, Ponticello, Rio Grande - not only revoke the places dear to the Master, but they also recall his great passions, such as Rothko's painting.