Angelo Brotto Pendant in Murano Glass
Angelo Brotto for Esperia, pendant light, glass, brass, Italy, 1970s
Exuding elegance in every aspect, Angelo Brotto's design captivates the eye. Suspended from a brass fixture, a Murano glass lantern takes center stage, adorned with vertical lines reminiscent of the graceful movements of a jellyfish. The bulb is suspended from a lengthy brass stem, surrounded by a delicate curtain of glass pearls creating a mesmerizing light partition.
Angelo Brotto (1914-2002) is a Venetian designer and artist renowned for his work with glass and for designing lighting objects. In 1941, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately hired him to create frescoes in Montenegro. He produced works in Venice in the late 1940s for Peggy Guggenheim's collection. In the 1960s and 1970s, Brotto worked with the Murano glassmaker Esperia, and it was during this time that he flourished as a lighting designer. Particularly his lamps, which deviated from Murano's established glassmaking practices and captured the sensibility of the period while doing so, won immediate praise with its provocative and artistic modern compositions. He received numerous design and artistic honors throughout his career, including ones in Bergamo, Cremona, Suzzara, and Verona as well as at the inaugural Rome Exhibition of Engravings. He took part in various biennials, and a number of exhibits have included his works. Angelo Brotto passed away in 2002.
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