Signed Murano Sommerso Art Glass Figure By Vetreria Artistica Badioli
Description: Wonderful and elegant *Parisian lady* art glass figure by Vetreria Artistica Badioli, Murano. Hand-fan, scarf and hat made of black glass. Body of multi-color sommerso glass. Signed at the base plus Foil Stickers: Vetreria Artistica Badioli Made in Murano. H. 30 cm.
Artist: Vetreria artistica Badioli - Mario e Francesco Badioli
Born in Murano in 1940. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to master glass blower Ermanno Nason, at the firm Mazzega I.V.M. From 1958 to 1960 he attended the Institute of Fine Arts in Venice, where he studied under Professor Angelo Fuga. In the same period started working, still with the same firm, Mazzega I.V.M., as a junior master. His first experience as a Maestro came in 1968 when he began working for Fratelli Pitau. He remained there for 10 years working on many different types of productions. From 1979 until late 1983 he worked for the firm Oball. His favorite artist was Picasso, but he was never able to meet him. After 1984, in his own glassworks-studio, he was finally able to work freely, and began working on glass sculptures seen and collected around the world today.
Technique: SOMMERSO: this is a decorating technique used to obtain several layers of glass in a single object. The layers are often of different colours, resulting in unusual chromatic effects. “Submersion “ was especially popular during the 1930s. It is obtained by submerging the glass, still attached to the pipe, in a series of pots containing glass of different colours. Vetro incamiciato usually has thinner layers than vetro sommerso. In France this technique, which is known as DOUBLÈ (doubled glass), was applied with great effect by cutting below the surface and reaching the glass layer below.
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