Maurice Marinot. Il vetro, 1911-1934
The exhibition Maurice Marinot. The Glass, 1911-1934 has been organised by LE STANZE DEL VETRO in collaboration with the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD). Curated by Jean-Luc Olivié and Cristina Beltrami, the exhibition will be the first international tribute to Maurice Marinot (1882-1960), a great glass artist and craftsman and a pioneer both in terms of technique and taste. An indefatigable experimenter, Marinot invented formulas for processing the material that were to be emulated for decades to come. Over 200 works, mainly from foreign museums, will be on show to illustrate the evolution and complexity of Marinot’s glass. They will be accompanied by 115 drawings, including sketches and designs for objects and exhibition installations from various museums, especially the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels.
The exhibition will highlight the incredible originality of this art glassmaker, from his early enamels to glass personally blown and modelled with extraordinary skill and inexhaustible inventiveness.