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1570 - Massimo Nordio 'Ercolano' Vase     
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From Massimo Nordio's 'avventurine' series, this vase entitled 'Ercolano' was displayed at the Correr Museum in Venice, 1999. The work consists of cut blue avventurine, violet sticks, and "milerighe" cut surface. It stands 5.5" tall by 8.5" wide. Fully signed and dated. In excellent condition. It is from the collection of the artist, and will ship directly from Italy. Please note that any white spots appearing in the photos are from glare.

Massimo Nordio was born in 1947 in Venice, the city where he lives and works. Trained as a cinematographer and photographer, he is a longtime collector of 20th century Venetian Glass and was hired in 1980 to produce a series of definitive monographs on important modern glass from Murano. At the same time he began designing his own pieces, and in the early nineties he devotes himself utterly to research and free-lance glass designing.

In recent years Mr. Nordio has participated in workshops at Pilchuck, Niijima, and Murano Centro Studio Vetro. In 1966 he assisted Roger Selden in the creation of the celebrated glass panels at the synagogue in Milan, and his works have been included in the annual selection of the Corning Museum of Glass in 1998, 2000, 2006.

Among many personal and group shows in important international galleries, he has had individual exhibitions such as "Avventurine" at the Correr Museum Venice, Italy, and "Zodiac" at Furukawa Art Museum Nagoya, Japan. His work was the subject of a book by Attilia Dorigato, published by Arsenale Editrice.

Mr. Nordio's pieces are on permanent display at:
Museo Vetrario Murano
Glass Kunst Museum Dusseldorf
Musèe des Arts Décoratives Paris
Corning Museum of Glass Corning
Chrysler Museum of Art New York
Daiichi Museum of Art Nagoya
Furukawa Art Museum Nagoya


Artists' statement:
Opacity, Transparency, Rythm and how they interact are the basic ingredients in my aesthetics. I think glass can meet the demands of my research, and I use its natural simple forms as a recipient. Cold work is used on the condition that it does not overwhelm the original texture and gesture of blowing.


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