Carlo Signorini (20th cent.)

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Carlo Signorini (20th cent.)

650.00

Carlo Signorini (20th cent)
”Watering Doves”
Mosaic Glass Composition
23 1/2 x 15 1.5 inches (frame)
19 1/2 x 12 inches (mosaic)
Studio Label Verso
Circa 1975
Booklet & Info Verso

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Up for sale is an absolutely breath taking original framed mosaic from the Italian artist Carlo Signorini purchased directly from his studio “Il Mosaico” in Ravenna, Italy. This mosaic is composed of multi color glass depicting two white doves both standing on the edge of a small pool. The color of the glass and the way it reflects light throughout the day makes the work an absolute gem to view when displayed. The original studio label is present verso and reads “Watering Doves, reduced reproduction of a decorative detail depicted in the Placidia Mausoleum”. The condition of the work is very nice but after a close examination it would appear that three pieces of glass have since been lost over the last 40-50 years. The work was originally purchased by Mary Lib Miller as seen photographed holding the work with Carlo of which I am including with the sale. Also included is an original brochure from the studio showcasing other mosaic works. The images provided accurately represent the quality, condition and aesthetic beauty of this excellent original work of art by Carlo Signorini but if you have any questions please feel free to ask prior to purchasing!

Artist Bio

Carlo was the son of Renato Signorini, headmaster and innovative mosaic artist at the Academy of Arts' Mosaic School. Founder of the Ravenna style, he invented a new technique while trying to recover the technique used by the Ravenna mosaic artists of the 5th and 6th centuries that can be seen in the city's mausoleums and churches. In this technique, the marble and smalt tesserae (pieces of colored glass) were laid down on different angles so that the reflected light off the surface changes throughout the day. Carlo Signorini, Renato's third son, assisted his father for twenty years and then carried on with the family tradition with his studio "Il Mosaico" which gained an international recognition. Notable artists who trained under Carlo iclude Giovanna Galli, Marco de Luca, Verdiano Marzi, Francesca Fabbri, Felice Nittolo, Sandro Pocaterra, Paolo Racagni, and Giulio Babini. (Source: MosaiqueMagazine.eu.)

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