Liquid Light: 500 Years of Venetian Glass an entry free exhibition at NGV International March 8 – Aug 4 will showcase the art of glass at Venice 17 – 19 century
Venetian glass design was revolutionized in the 20th century under the vision of architect Carlo Scarpa who expanded their traditions beyond previous boundaries
Venetian maker Jacopo Verzelini was bought to England by Huguenot Jean Carré to improve the quality of glass being produced at his London workshop.
The art of glass making was practiced on the island of Murano nearby to Venice from 982, when the first document in which a dominicus fiolarius, or glassmaker appears. By 1224 a flourishing industry existed for it is in that year the first Venetian Glassblowers formed a guild. For centuries…