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Carlo Scarpa „Pennellate" for Venini, 1942

Carlo Scarpa „Pennellate" for Venini, 1942

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The “a pennellate” brush-stroke series is one of Carlo Scarpa’s rarest and most famous produced in a very limited number of examples owing to both its difficulty in execution and the Second World War in progress at the time. The technique employed to embellish the surface was one of the most challenging and elaborate imaginable: polychrome applications applied to the surface of the vase in an irregular sequence that recalls a painter’s swirling brushstrokes of colour on canvas.

Vase of the series "a pennellate". Venini, Murano, 1942ca. Ovoid-shaped body with narrow neck. Irregular applied bands in the colors of lattimo and amethyst. Strongly iridescent surface. Drawing n. 4541 of the furnace catalog. Signed under the base

Literature M. Heiremans, Murano glass Themes and variations (1910-1970), Stuttgart 2002, p.117; M. Heiremans, 20th century Murano glass, Stuttgart 1996, p.66 Carlo Scarpa Venini 1932-1947, a cura di M. Barovier, Skira, Milano 2012, p. 434 Il vetro di Murano alle Biennali 1895-1972, a cura di M. Barovier, R. Barovier Mentasti, A. Dorigato, Leonardo Arte, Venezia 1995, pp. 51, 150; Venetian Glass: the Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu collection, Milano-New York 2000, p. 217; H. Ricke, E. Schmitt (a cura di), Italienisches Glas: Murano-Mailand 1930-1970: die Sammulung der Steinberg Foundation, Munich 1996, p. 79; Carlo Scarpa, I vetri di un architetto, a cura di M. Barovier, Milano 1997, p. 223; F. Deboni, I Vetri Venini, vol. II, Allemandi, Torino 2007, n. 102Excellent condition

Signed 2-line acid venini murano and a golden venini sticker

5-point pontil

Height 28.5 cm

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