Vittorio Corsini


Upon entering Vittorio Corsini’s recent show, one saw the top portion of a house suspended upside-down from the gallery ceiling, its roof covered with brick tiles that are typical of Tuscan architecture. A faint yellow light was shining through a window that was visible in one side of the structure. In the next room one encountered Deposizione (Deposition, all works 1997), a beautiful chandelier crafted by the artist from Murano glass, which was illuminated and delicately stretched out on a sawhorse. The gallery’s third space contained a shelf arrayed with several quotidian objects—a glass, a pitcher, and a pot—that had been shaped out of cobalt-blue glass.

Although this thirty-eight-year-old artist’s oeuvre is extremely diverse, he continually returns to certain themes. One is the idea of transparency, reflected in his use of clear materials, like the glass he handcrafts in a Tuscan

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