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On the occasion of Flashback 2022 – He.art, Galleria Abscondita presents a selection of 20th-century decorative arts objects.
The theme of the fair presents art as the beating heart and driving force of the circulatory system, as a hidden propeller that nourishes the body and mind, unifying them. In this context, the applied arts, with their history and tradition – particularly from the last century – emerge as the heart that unifies the visionary mind of the artist and designer with the skilled hands of the master craftsman, a field where technical skills and creative ideas are synthesized.

The gallery showcases a selection of objects designed by prominent 20th-century designers for major Italian artisanal and artistic glass and ceramic manufacturers.

The selection will include decorative a chandelier and Murano glass vases designed in the 1920s and 1930s by Vittorio Zecchin, Napoleone Martinuzzi, and Carlo Scarpa for the Venini and M.V.M. – Maestri Vetrai Muranesi Cappellin furnaces, as well as glass vases designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d’Arte from the 1930s to the late 1950s. Additionally, a cista by Gio Ponti, created by Richard-Ginori in 1927 with a rare neoclassical decoration that represents the author's iconographic development, and two rare vaseholders designed by Ettore Sottsass and produced by Bitossi for the Il Sestante Gallery in Milan in 1959, one of which features an unprecedented color combination, will be presented.
Further, three previously unseen photographs by Adolfo Wildt, printed and signed by the artist shortly before his death in 1931, will be showcased.
ph. © Renato Ghiazza
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