Beppe Domenici enters the Museum of Ceramics
On 3 June 2016 in Montelupo Fiorentino on the occasion of the Conference on “Il Blu di Montelupo” the splendid work “La Naiade” bas-relief in blue ceramic of Montelupo, has become part of the collections of the famous Museum of Ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino.
Following the great interest aroused by the exhibition “Terra-Fuoco e la Passione” by the artist Beppe Domenici, curated by the art historian Claudio Giorgetti, exhibition that from London to Oslo has been a great success and that has ended its own process in the Tuscan town, homeland since the Etruscan age of ceramics processing.
The artist’s work has been museumized and can be admired today exposed together with the works of other great contemporary artists. The large bas-relief is an example of the mastery and sculptural ability of Beppe Domenici that articulates the space playing with the convexity and the lines slipped into a flattened relief in which the splendid multi-fired glazing gives a precious and indefinable luminescence that recalls the glazes Clunyacensi making its own all the plastic tradition that with the Great Historic Avant-gardes of the ‘900 concludes a journey begun in antiquity and that with the Robbiani friezes of the Renaissance finds the highest expression of the land of Tuscany. In this work Domenici transmits all his knowledge of ceramist, art learned working with Leger and Picasso in Vallauris and then continued in Albissola together with Lucio Fontana, Aligi Sassu, Lele Luzzatti, and then perfected in the technique of glazes in Montelupo. For the artist, therefore, it was like a “return home”.