Between Art Research & Technology: Antonella Cimatti
Giovannini, Rolando, Ceramics Art & Perception
THE CITY OF FAENZA IS NOTED IN THE WORLD FOR being one of the motherlands of ceramics. In particular, it embraces more than a millennium of terracotta, first engobed, and then glazed with a typical surface treatment containing tin.
But the city, above all at the beginning of the 1900s, was characterised for combining aspects of creativity with those of technological research of materials and processes. In reality, thanks to the enlightened mind of Gaetano Ballardini, who not only founded a museum (1908) that quickly became international, also implemented a School of Art and Craft (1916) where the pupils--few at the beginning--learnt and experimented with different techniques.
It could be said that the particularity of the Faentino 'style' not only resides in the extremely high quality of its rich polychromatic decoration well evident in its superlative maiolica production, but also, above all, in its attention to detail regarding production, its perfection of processes and the careful …
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Publication information: Article title: Between Art Research & Technology: Antonella Cimatti. Contributors: Giovannini, Rolando - Author. Magazine title: Ceramics Art & Perception. Issue: 70 Publication date: December 2007. Page number: 21+. © 2007 Ceramics Art & Perception Pty. Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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