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Lucio Bubacco

CFM is very proud to be presenting a new body of work by Bubacco that has been created especially for us.

Lucio Bubacco Working

Lucio Bubacco was born on the island of Murano (Venice), in April 1957. He began as a child with an old craftsman, playing with the glass and making small animals. In 1971, when he was 14, he completed his first works with the "lume" technique, inspired by Greek, Roman and Byzantine classic art, by medieval and renaissance theater and by "La Commedia dell'Arte."

Son of an artist, his father Severino Bubacco was a very important Maestro glass artist. In 1980 he began studying anatomical drawing with the Venetian artist Alessandro Rossi. His style takes on a new dimension; The movement of the figure becomes the central theme of his work.

His masterpieces are crafted in Murano glass, also called "soft glass" because of its high soda content, which is famous for its characteristic brightness and ideal for the "lume" process.

His technical experience and knowledge of glass color compatibility allow him to create unique works: figures entirely hand-formed and incorporated in blown-vases or in casting.

His works transcend traditional uses and conceptions of the "lume" technique. They collocate motive tensions and plasticity in a context of narrative surrealism, to create highly original pieces derived from his personal sensibility.
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.(Excerpted from an article by Louise Berndt)


The text below is excerpted from Venice Master Artisans by Norbert Heyl and Cristina Gregarin

 

"It is a well-known fact that in contemporary art the artist does not necessarily have to have great manual dexterity. Lucio Bubacco, however, combines both technical and manual skills in his highly original compositions. Before him, no-one had created human figures in movement using lampwork, so when he began to do so he had no reference points.

He invented a new way of working glass. "It was something new, and that is partly why it was successful". But this is not the only novelty that has made his works worthy of being exhibited in the most famous galleries of the world. There is also the fact that they contain references to Mediterranean culture.

'Technically speaking, creating movement with glass is very complex. I have made things that I had seen in museums but that had never been made with this material. I was fascinated by Egyptian frescoes and by Greek bas-reliefs. I wanted to portray this human culture in glass'.

Lucio admires the beauty of the images inspired by pre-Christian religions, and admires the dynamism of late Hellenic art. 'My inspiration comes from the ancient world, but I then use the material to interpret it following my own train of thoughts".

The figures in almost every one of Bubacco's compositions are in perfect equilibrium, giving the impression that a single gesture might destroy them. Similarly, his subjects reveal situations of extreme daring, giving the impression that everything might end either in catastrophe or in happiness.

Both his subjects and their formal expression bring us face with the very risk that is inherent in life. And it is this extraordinary blending of shape and meaning, of technical skill and culture of images, that Lucio Bubacco's art is expressed".


Bacchanal


Eve Bead

Lucio Bubacco
Erotico 6
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Lucio Bubacco
Scorpioni Verde
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Lucio Bubacco
Agressione
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Lucio Bubacco
Minotauro
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Lucio Bubacco
Angelo e Satiro
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Lucio Bubacco
Medusa Verde
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Lucio Bubacco
Calici Decorativi
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Lucio Bubacco
Calici Decorativi (Carinivale)


Calice Uomo
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Erotico X
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Erotico IX
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Calice Donna
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Lucio Bubacco
Horse Cameo
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Lucio Bubacco
Pegasus Cameo
Lucio Bubacco
Unicorn Cameo
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Lucio Bubacco
Centaur Cameo
Lucio Bubacco
Charioteer Cameo
Lucio Bubacco
Centaur Cameo
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Female Archer Vase
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Medusa Vase

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Male Archer Vase

Lucio Bubacco
Leda e il Cigno
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Lucio Bubacco
Erotico 5
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Lucio Bubacco
Erotico 2
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Lucio Bubacco
Ninfa Eros Serpente
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Saint Sebastian
Lucio Bubacco
Perseo
Lucio Bubacco
Unicorno Verde

Antelope Woman
Lucio Bubacco
Laacoon Vaso


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Exquisite technique coupled with artistic vision defines our user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism.