It was a poetic experience, the visit at the show "Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning. The exhibition is devoted to the work in glass of the influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978), one of the most talented figures in the world of 20th century architecture. Scarpa created a unique and multifaceted body of work in architecture and design. In 1932, while in his mid-twenties, he was hired by Paolo Venini, founder of Venini Glassworks, to be an artistic consultant to the company. Until 1947, he worked closely with Venini master glass blowers and Mr. Venini himself to create more than two dozen styles, in the process pioneering techniques, silhouettes, and colors that thoroughly modernized the ancient tradition of glass blowing. The exhibition presents the results of this unique collaboration, featuring nearly 300 carefully selected works that highlight Scarpa’s significant contribution to the art of Venetian glass.
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