A GOTO FOR VENICE
Purpose Marie Angliviel de la Beaumelle, Parisian but become in every respect Venetian on marrying a scion of the ancient and renowned Brandolini d’Adda family, found in the Lagoon the opportunity to enrich her light and vivacious, crystal-clear and inquisitive personality in the magic world of glass. So Marie Angliviel de la Beaumelle created, one by one, devoting infinite care to the motifs and colors, glasses that are both original and fun in their intriguing simplicity.
Glasses that recall the early form of more popular containers for liquids, crafted out of other less refined materials such as earthenware or pewter: in short Marie Brandolini reinvented and ennobled goti, the drinking glasses that craftsmen of Murano traditionally made for their own use from pieces of leftover glass, melted and re-blown at the end of each day.
Marie Angliviel de la Beaumelle, after a long, hard-fought battle against disease, died in the Spring of 2013. For some years she had been President of the Alliance Française of Venice, the Association that diffuses French culture all over the world. But at the same time her creativity in art had always brought her close to the Glass Museum in Murano, the Fondazione Musei, and to those who in Venice study and diffuse the crafting of a material that with its unlimited processing potential keeps on inspiring experiments and innovation.
To commemorate Marie Angliviel de la Beaumelle Brandolini, the Fondazione Musei di Venezia, the Alliance Française of Venice, the Brandolini family, the Rosenberg family, David Landau, Promovetro and AIRC (Associazione italiana per la ricerca sul cancro–Italian Association for Cancer Research) are sponsoring the International Competition “Un goto per Venezia / A goto for Venice”.
The Committee, composed of members of the Fondazione Musei di Venezia, the Alliance Française of Venice, the Brandolini, Rosenberg and Landau families, Promovetro and AIRC, will present on 1 February 2015 the First International Competition “Un goto per Venezia / A goto for Venice”.
The purpose of this initiative is to promote on an international level a high-quality craft which today is more than ever in danger of disappearing: glass.
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