rigore e libertà – contemporary italian jewelry

Rigore e Libertà (Rigore and Liberty) is an exhibition featuring three major Italian masters of contemporary jewelry: Mario Pinton, Francesco Pavan, and Giampaolo Babetto. The extensive exhibition of almost 150 pieces is being housed within the Marino Marini Foundation Museum in Pistoia, northwest of Florence, through March 24, 2019. Marino Marini taught Mario Pinton sculpture… Read More rigore e libertà – contemporary italian jewelry

body, movement, structure. contemporary jewelry and its construction [at the MAXXI, Rome]

How exciting that one of the more important contemporary art museums in Italy, the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art, is dedicating an exhibition to contemporary art jewelry in relationship to architecture… two of my passions!… Read More body, movement, structure. contemporary jewelry and its construction [at the MAXXI, Rome]

giampaolo babetto exhibition at galleria bagnai

A solo exhibition of jewelry, drawings, and objects by Giampaolo Babetto, organized by Galleria Antonella Villanova is presently on display in the Galleria Bagnai space around the corner, through May 23, 2015. Additional works are installed in the gallery by Gianni Dessi, creating an interesting dialogue between the two artists. Babetto (b. Padova, 1947) is… Read More giampaolo babetto exhibition at galleria bagnai

guilds of florence & the future of contemporary jewelry in italy

In Medieval Europe, merchant, trade, and craft guilds were being formed to protect artisans and related commerce against the feudal government. These associations became extremely powerful and dominant in their local goverenments and professional trades. Rules and guidelines were strictly controlled, as was the quality of the craft, apprenticeship training, materials used, and the way… Read More guilds of florence & the future of contemporary jewelry in italy