DESIGN CONNECTED WITH TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CRAFT

 
 

COLONNA

Marble vase
Carrara
 
 
“To the forms of their columns are due the names of the three orders, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, of which the Doric was the first to arise, and in early times. For Dorus, the son of Hellen and the nymph Phthia, was king of Achaea and all the Peloponnesus, and he built a fane, which chanced to be of this order, in the precinct of Juno at Argolis, a very ancient city, and subsequently others of the same order in the other cities of Achaea, although the rules of symmetry were not yet in existence.”
Vitruvius Pollione, I century a.C.
 
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COLONNA

Marble vase
Carrara
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This vase pays homage to one of the fundamental archetypes of Italian and Western symbolism. Hand sculpted in Carrara marble, it is inspired from one of the oldest Roman-Greek classical architectonic orders: the Doric.
The creative process applied reflects the essential traits of a Doric column - the absence of the pedestal,
the shallow flutes on the shaft and a capital without ornaments. The silhouette has been softened, the grooves run naturally towards the top, giving a fluid effect, the modelling of the capital is smooth and sinuous. The proportions, however, confer the solid appearance that, as Pollione described, distinguishes this order from the others.

 

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