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MEDUSA Black Bowl
Engraved plate with black outline.

Mark of Origin

n. 032

Lievi differenze sul colore sono tipiche di una lavorazione artigianale e ne costituiscono un pregio
Availability: ships in 1 week
Dimensions: diameter 40 cm
Weight: 2 Kg

Regular Price: € 1,850.00

Special Price: € 1,450.00



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Caravaggio decided to paint his Medusa over a shield. Gianni Seguso chose to use the top raw material of the city of Venice: Murano glass.
The work is really breathtaking. It is obtained through the so called "diamond point engraved" technique. Introduced in Venice in the first half of XVI century, this process offers the oportunity to create numbers of themes focusing on lightness as the primary quality of glass craftmanship.

Surrounded by a solid gold leaf frame, the mythological creature shows a state of sheer terror and agony, and forward to the beholder the same three-dimensional sense of the original work of art and the unconfortable disturbance that suggests not to stare at it too long....



Generation after generation, the Seguso family keeps the art of glass alive. Gianni Seguso, owner of the art glass workshop by the same name, remembers his debut alongside his father: "I had the blessing to grow professionally with him, he could make anything, and even became drinking-glass master at the age of sixteen! In his later years, he would produce any sort of object, including glass sculptures designed by famous artists, but especially magnificent chandeliers".

These few statements capture the work philosophy of Gianni Seguso, who now works in the furnace with his son Marco. Even though many of this furnace's creations are excellent examples of classic style (one for all, the prestigious "Ca' Rezzonico" style chandeliers), much energy is also devoted to searching for new shapes and ideas.

This is how the ancient heart of tradition, represented by the careful ritualistic movements that are cherished as crucial inheritance of the old masters, is joined to a desire for creativity and constant renewal, to breathe new life into the thousand-year old art of Murano glass. Along the lines of this philosophy, the new line of jewellery GioVe was born within the furnace, to breathe new life into this ancient tradition.

Project developed with the
support of the Venice Chamber
of Commerce

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