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Lucio Bubacco

Lucio Bubacco Lampworker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 041736544
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Narrations in glass

  • • Lucio’s figures reflect the anatomical perfection of Greek and Roman sculptures
  • • Lampworking is a type of glasswork in which a torch is used to melt the glass
  • • He continues to experiment in his quest to generate living forces through glass

Master lampworker Lucio Bubacco possesses a technical expertise, knowledge of colour and of the nature of glass that allows him to create inimitable works: figures entirely shaped by hand and included in blown glass or castings. “In my works, I represent mainly scenes of bacchanalia, with satyrs, nymphs, angels, gods, mythological figures set in dramatic or erotic scenes. But it's all very figurative and realistic.” In his recent “Escape from coronavirus,” Lucio mixes current events with history, depicting Charon on a boat with the damned, two devils pulling them along and above Hermes the god of medicine with two angels protecting him. On the side, two chalices surmount two spheres that look like the coronavirus, with glass snakes projecting out of them. “It took me a couple of months to make it but the idea is a glance, a split second.”

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Works

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Eden wine: celebration

This sculptural glass piece, handcrafted from canes of Murano glass using lampworking techniques, represents a satirical scene. An angel celebrates while cupid plays music and Zeus observes.

Length 35 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 65 cm

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Eden wine: celebration and mermaids

This sculptural glass piece, handcrafted from canes of Murano glass using lampworking techniques, represents a satirical scene. An angel celebrates, cupid plays music meanwhile Zeus observes with his triton and a mermaid.

Length 50 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 65 cm

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Coronavirus

This sculptural glass piece, handcrafted from canes of Murano glass using lampworking techniques, is inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. The sculptural piece portrays a figure, jailed inside a coronavirus cell.

Length 40 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 75 cm

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Escape from coronavirus

This sculptural glass installation is handcrafted from canes of Murano glass using lampworking techniques. The installation comprises four separate elements. At the centre there is Caronte, then a row of the Damn’s souls that try to escape from the coronavirus on the sides. On the sides, the vision of two demons. On the top part, the god Hermes is surrounded by angels carrying medicine for restoring health.

Length 110 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 80 cm

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Part of “Escape from coronavirus”

This sculptural glass piece, handcrafted from canes of Murano glass using lampworking techniques, is inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. The sphere in the centre of the blue hued stem wear represents an imaginary coronavirus demon of the Venetian lagoon.

Length 20 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 45 cm

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