Through the designs and jewelry created by Bruno Galoppi, rightly considered Arezzo’s first true jewelry designer, the exhibition at the Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi traces the trends and fashion of Italian society and the production of Arezzo’s first goldsmith company, UNOAERRE, from the 1950s to the 1970s, of which Galoppi was an employee. Starting from the floral and animalier style, very much in vogue in the fifties, to the creations of the late sixties influenced by space missions and the lunar landscape, up to the last geometric creations of the seventies. Admiring the drawings and projects on display, most of which are completely unpublished, it will be possible to understand the work done by the designer to create the final model to be sent into production.
Each section of the exhibition is enriched by a repertoire of images that retrace the history of the years in which Bruno Galoppi worked and by paintings by Nativi, Cagli, De Gregorio, Margonari and the great master Alberto Burri, which underline the virtuous dialogue of assonances and references between the arts. For this special occasion, a room of the House Museum hosts the ingenious and suggestive creations of Giovanni Raspini, master silversmith and imaginative creator of ‘Mediterranean wunderkammer’ that are well represented in the variegated world of collecting: the Sala della Robbia on the second floor becomes a treasure chest of wonders thanks to the four precious busts of the Divinities of the Sea, works in wood with rich silver applications made by him.
The exhibition is open to the public from December 3 to March 13, 2022.
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