This illuminating original graphic comes from a suite of lithographs published in Italy in 1973, titled Venice Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.
Stained glass windows in Venice have been known since the end of the 13th century, after glass blowers moved their furnaces to Murano. Florence, Rome, Assisi, Padua, Treviso, the Istrian peninsula and Dalmatia all bought glass from Venice for their churches.
Connected to huge gothic cathedrals, stained glass windows were a vehicle for the mendicant orders, such as Franciscan and Dominican preachers, to express their mysticism. Glittering in the light, the figurative glass art would illuminate the dark and bare architecture of gothic churches. On one side the poverty driven constructions in stone and bricks, on the other side the presence of God visible through this Bible in glass.
Inspired by structure, rhythm and vibrations, Enzo Brunori participated in the Venice Biennale in 1956 and 1958, but protested it in 1960. For international art aficionados and novices alike, this lithograph will make a radiant addition to your collection.
Enzo BRUNORI (1924 - 1993)
'Untitled (A Window into Venice)' 1973
Lithograph on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 48 x 63 cm
Dimensions: 50 x 71 cm
Signed: Signed, numbered and dated in margin.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
From Venezia Ieri Oggi Domani published by the Centro Internazionale Della Grafica Venezia 1973
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.
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