In connection with the exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Maurice Marinot. The Glass, 1911-1934, curated by Jean-Luc Olivié, Musée des Arts décoratifs of Paris and Cristina Beltrami, the Glass Study Centre is organising, on Thursday 16 May, an international conference focussing on the work of Maurice Marinot.
A unique ‘case’, where for the first time an adult artist, without any initial training in the craft, dedicated more than twenty years of his career to the creation of works based on the ancient artisan technique of blown glass. This circumstance, united with an exceptional creativity and guided by a simple but acute attention to the plastic possibilities of this ‘solidified water’, led him to the creation of unique pieces, in a completely new aesthetic, very soon perceived by his contemporaries to be a natural and precious expression of modernity.
The originality of his work was soon recognised far and wide, especially through international exhibitions, and exercised a profound influence on various following generations. The symposium will study the career of Maurice Marinot in depth, thanks to the contributions of scholars and critics, among whom Jean-Luc Olivié, Cristina Beltrami, Veronique Ayroles, Adriaenssens Werner and Jared Goss.
The conference is open to the public until all available places are taken.