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Amalric Walter. The rediscovery of pâte de verre

Glass Museum, Murano

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Glass Museum, Murano

February 2, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Venetian Lagoon

The secrets and creative innovations associated with pâte de verre, one of the most ancient and unusual ways of working glass, is examined in a major exhibition dedicated to the French artist, Amalric Walter (Sèvres, 1870 - Lury-sur-Arnon, 1959) and his artistic production, with an unprecedented and comprehensive range of works. Already mastered in the past by Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, and also known to the great glassmakers of Murano, this technique lived through a new flourishing period in France between the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century, at a time of great change in the visual, decorative and plastic arts.
It was in this context that after many trials and experiments, based in part on the studies and publications of such predecessors as Henry Cros and Albert Dammouse, that Amalric Walter succeeded in finding the mysterious "binder" that was jealously guarded by the masters.
There are over 450 objects on show, organised chronologically, covering the entire production of the artist and highlighting the various themes tackled with this special technique.
These are accompanied by paper documents, original photographs, unique pieces and objects with religious symbols, in which emerges the special alchemy of his work, formed of sweetness, meditation, fantasy and colour

Venue: Museo del Vetro, Fondamenta Giustinian, 8 - 30141 Murano (Venice)
Vernice stampa:Friday 1st February at 11 am at the Museo del Vetro
Inauguration: by invitation and subject to availability
Open to the public: 2 February 2013 - 12 May 2013
Opening hours: daily until 31st March, 10 am - 5 pm (ticket office 10 am - 4.30 pm); from 1st April, 10 am - 6 pm (ticket office 10 am - 5.30 pm)
Closed 1st May

Full price 8,00 euro
Reduce prize 5,50 euro
Children from 6 to 14 years old; students from 15 to 25 years old; 65 years or over; accompaniers (max. 2) of groups of children or students; Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali members; Rolling Venice Card holder; FAI members

Persons resident or born in the Comune di Venezia; children aged from 0 to 5; disabled people with escort; authorized guides*; interpreters accompanying groups; 1 free entry for every 15 tickets by prior booking; I.C.O.M members ordinary Partner MUVE
ordinary Partner MUVE
* a document is required

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