Murano Mosaics – Persistence and Evolution
Dec 19, 2018 - Feb 3, 2019
Tortuga, Lino Tagliapietra
Wednesday, December 19 through Saturday, February 3
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 6:00 pm
Private opening reception combined with Gardens Conservancy Evening in the Gardens Featuring Sculptures by Gino Miles
Annual Cocktail Reception and Presentation of the Ann Norton Award for Philanthropy
Venice, specifically the island of Murano, has remained the center of decorative glass art for the last 5,000 years. Venetian techniques evolved from mosaics and have influenced artists around the globe for centuries. After the second World War, interest in glass resurged and deeply influenced the contemporary studio glass art movement. From the classic works of the Murano “maestro” Lino Tagliapietra through the “cane” and “murini” work of leading Australian artists Clare Belfrage and Giles Bettison to the exciting works by emerging artist Kazuki Takizawa, glass artists continue to develop and evolve traditional Venetian techniques for contemporary practice. Tansey Contemporary is privileged to present approximately 20 works that highlight the delicacy, intricacy, and beauty of this ancient Venetian heritage.