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More than 750 creatures inhabit an exceptionally versatile menagerie as part of “The Glass Ark”

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All images courtesy of Le Stanze Del Vetro

Land and sea dwellers inundate a new exhibition Le Stanze Del Vetro in Venice. Titled The glass ark, the versatile bestiary – among the more than 750 animals to be seen are elephant, hipPoses, cats, giraffes, polar bears, parrots and poodles decorated with bows—is the extensive collection of the art historian and former President of the Louvre Pierre Rosenberg.

For 30 years Rosenberg collected the shiny sculptures on regular trips to Venice, a region with a long history of innovative techniques and a center for glass blowing since the 13th century. Charmingly and playfully expressive, the Murano glass pieces differ from similar collections that were produced in other media. “You never have show violent poses that are typical of more traditional animal sculptures, “it says in a statement,” and beyond All in all, they are never intended as toys. ”

In addition to Rosenberg’s collection, The glass ark also contains pieces of Artists work today including Cristiano Bianchin, Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda, Franck Ehrler, Massimo Nordio, Isabelle Poilprez, Maria Grazia Rosin, and Giorgio Vigna. It runs both in person and virtually until August 1st (via Design boom)

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#Glass
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