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Venetian 18th Century collection

by Alessandra Baldereschi for NODUS


A collection of wool carpets inspired by the Venetians paintings of the 18th century.

A period known for less religious influence in the themes depicted and an attention to the centrality of man. Women and the landscape acquire greater importance and are often married in a bucolic setting.

The famous paintings "Gloria d'angeli" (“Glory of Angels”), by Gianbattista Tiepolo, and "Il commiato di Venere" (“Farewell of Venus”), by Sebastiano Ricci, have been digitally reworked and transformed into areas of color with many different shades to obtain an equally pictorial and veiled effect.

The two rugs are characterized by refined neutral tones and a delicate three-dimensionality given by the processing of wool on different levels, which accentuates the perspective of the painting.

A new point of view for two artworks originally intended for domes and vaults of famous architecture. A celebration of the Italian historical and artistic heritage, an inexhaustible source of inspiration and knowledge.

"The enchantment of our Artistic Heritage surrounds me, accompanies me and teaches me."

Produced by Nodus 2018,