The Poetry of Material / La Poesia della Materia
With contributions by Rosemarie Jäger, Renzo Pasquale, Matthew Drutt, Nancy Olnick, Roderick Conway Morris, Christianne Weber-Stöber, Olga Zobel, Roberta, Bernabei, Andrea Colasio, Karl Bollmann and Mirella Cisotto. 160 pp.
22 x 28 cm, approx. 150 colour
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Inspired by the Arte Povera movement, the Italian jewellery artist Annamaria
Zanella (b. 1966) uses base materials, which only gain meaning
through their context. Corroded metal or found objects convey statements
that can be both political and personal in nature. Zanella wants to bring the
“soul” of the material to light through the work of her own hands.
The colour used is intended to evoke feelings and reactions. To this
end Zanella studied the history of colours and their production, especially
that of her unmistakable blue. She produced a blue pigment according to a
recipe from the fourteenth century, invoking in its modern use pioneering
artists such as Giotto, Wassily Kandinsky and Yves Klein.
A portrait of an eminent jewellery artist and her unique creations!
Annamaria Zanella is represented in numerous museums, including Musée des
Arts Décoratifs, Paris (FR); Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (DE); Die Neue Sammlung – The
Design Museum, Munich (DE); Museum of Arts and Design, New York (US); Schmuckmuseum
Pforzheim (DE); Museo degli Argenti, Florence (IT); Victoria and Albert Museum,
London (GB); Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (IT); Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum,
New York (US); Swiss National Museum, Zurich (CH).