Alberto Masetti was born in Bologna in the 1950s. He was raised in a family of art lovers, where he developed a curiosity
and learnt to appreciate the beauty of the objects belonging to the family. He entered the fashion industry in Bologna, opening 3 renowned clothing and shoe shops in the very town centre: cashmere, English shoes, refined leather goods, in the beautiful frame of antique decor... [more]
The vase has resisted, continuing to call for a recomposition in terms of form, function and narration.
Then again, it is still the most easily identifiable icon in ceramic art.
In substance: who would ever think of putting a bunch of flowers in one of these little masterpieces? Only some dotty old English dame, like the lady who broke off... [more]
Nowadays, the vase is a real paradox: it is the most useless of all utility objects!.
From this sort of resistance, the ceramic work of Galileo Chini, the initiator and great protagonist of the Italian ceramic movement of the 1900s, is an exemplary image.
From this sort of resistance, the ceramic work of Galileo Chini, the initiator and great protagonist of the Italian ceramic... [more]