MARCO RIGOVACCA, Monorecchino
Gioielli d'Autore. Padova e la Scuola dell'oro. Italian Contemporary Jewellery. Padua and its Jewellery School
PAOLO MARCOLONGO, Ricordando B
Highlighting the importance of the city of Padua as a centre at the forefront of contemporary jewellery, this exhibition explores the creative development of artists whose innovative jewellery designs and education philosophy led to the creation of the renowned Padua Jewellery School, from its origins in the 1950s until today. More than 150 breathtaking works on display reveal how the artists made their innovative choices based on research of materials, aiming at reaching harmonious balance and purity of form.
The exhibition follows the artistic paths of venerated jewellers Mario Pinton and Francesco Pavan, and their students, who have in turn become important names in the artistic world: Giorgio Cecchetto, Lucia Davanzo, Maria Rosa Franzin, Stefano Marchetti, Paolo Marcolongo, Paolo Maurizio, Barbara Paganin, Renzo Pasquale, Piergiuliano Reveane, Marco Rigovacca, Graziano Visintin, Alberta Vita, Annamaria Zanella and Alberto Zorzi.