Glass Museum, Murano – Sala Brandolini
13 May – 30 September 2017
Venetian painter and designer Corrado “Dino” Martens (1894-1970) moved to Murano in the 1920s and began work with the firms SALIR (Studio Ars et Labor Industrie Riunite) and Salviati & Co. Martens exceptional sensitivity for glass led him to understood its potential and establish a special harmonious relationship, shaping it to his daring and original designs, at times “visionary” for the early twentieth century.
Thanks to the extensive Lutz Holz collection, the exhibition is able to present an artist and designer with natural scientific and technical mastery of his material. This is also amply supported by his drawings and notes, in which he meticulously detailed and described the stages of his work. This rigorous precision and attention to detail led him to become artistic director of the Aureliano Toso Glassworks in 1939, a prolific relationship that lasted until 1963.
Curated by Chiara Squarcina
with the support of the Lutz Holz Foundation, Berlin