Murano Glass: A Thousand-Year-Old Love Affair
The story of Venetian glass is one of art history’s most fascinating tales. More than a thousand years old, it has captured the hearts of artists, royalty, noblemen, politicians, and entrepreneurs the world over. With epic accounts of obsession and passion, secrecy and intrigue, even betrayal, its story has grown to mythic proportions.
This mysterious art form has had to endure drastic extremes: racing to the top of its industry, dominating the post for centuries, then crumbling to near demise in the blink of an eye, enduring the pains of rejection, humiliation and defeat, then rising up again, almost by magic, finding the strength and the will to reclaim its rightful place in the universe (the glass universe, that is)...