COLLECTION OF FRANCESCO AND CHIARA CARRARO, VENICE
NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI (1892-1977)
A PULEGOSO 'ARTICHOKE' SCULPTURE, CIRCA 1928
NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI (1892-1977) A PULEGOSO 'ARTICHOKE' SCULPTURE, CIRCA 1928
executed by Venini, hand-blown glass
10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) high
F. Deboni, Venini Glass, Turin, 1996, p. 64, fig. 10 for the present work;
M. Barovier, (ed.), Napoleone Martinuzzi. Maestro Vetraio del Novecento, Padua, 2001. p. 88, pl. 29 for the present work;
M. Barovier, Napoleone Martinuzzi. Venini 1925-1931, exhibition catalogue, Le Stanze del Vetro, Milan, 2013, pp. 432, 434 for a period photograph of the Fountain at the I Quadriennale in Rome, and for a pencil drawing of this work, p. 435 for the present work.
Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Napoleone Martinuzzi. Venini 1925-1931, September 2013 - January 2014.
The present 'artichoke' sculpture was part of the illuminated glass fountain designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi which was situated in the winter garden designed by Enrico Del Debbio at the I Quadriennale exhibition, Rome, 1931.
The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro