I’d like to know to which extent this art is free art – I’m speaking of glass – and to which extent it is a decorative art. For centuries now, since the times of the Phoenicians, glass has always been used for utility purposes, to make useful objects. For instance, those portraits of Phoenicians with those big eyes, they couldn’t make two of them precisely alike thus they entered the realm of pure art. So artistic glass has to be unique. When you repeat it, it loses its charm.
Fulvio Bianconi worked first in Murano at the age of 15 and this experience revealed to be crucial to his artistic career. He returned there in 1945 and expressed his talent in an inimitable way.