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Giampaolo Babetto: L'Italianità dei Gioielli

Published: 12.08.2011
Giampaolo Babetto: L'Italianità dei Gioielli.
Dorothea Baumer
Florian Hufnagl
Ellen Maurer Zilioli
Editor:
Florian Hufnagl
Edited by:
Arnoldsche
Edited at:
Stuttgart
Technical data:
352 pages, soft cover with silkscreen and gilt edge, 250 full coloured illustrations, text in English, German and Italian, 12 x 17 cm
ISBN / ISSN:
978-3-89790-327-2
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Giampaolo Babetto | Necklace, 1968
. © DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG - THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH |
. FOTO: LORENZO TRENTO, PADUA .
Giampaolo Babetto | Necklace, 1968
© DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG - THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH |
FOTO: LORENZO TRENTO, PADUA

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Intro
A book-object which sensually shows Babettos deep rootedness in Italian culture. The jewellery’s beauty artfully couples with the beauty of Veneto. A pure pleasure for lovers of Italy and a gem in any jewellery library.
Giampaolo Babetto (born 1947 in Padua) has influenced the international avant-garde goldsmithing scene since the late 1960s. As one of the protagonists of the so-called “Padua School” he significantly influenced Italian auteur jewellery. Babetto’s works are decidedly contemporary, artful and radical in the reduction of forms—and deeply rooted in the Italian culture. Babetto’s work reflects contemporary art movements such as concrete art, minimal art, and kinetic or op art in a unique, purist and plastic manner. Made up of different abstract elements, broken down into modular units, or rendered moveable through the use of ingenious links, Babetto’s works have a tectonic and sculptural character.

Due to its stable malleability and its warm sheen Babetto prefers to work in gold. He combines it with unconventional materials such as plastic or glass, dusting the surface with a velvet-like pigment in luminous reds or blues, or using enamel and age-old niello-based techniques. He has already been classified a mixed media artist, working not only with jewellery but also silver objects, furniture design and architectural projects. His oeuvre reflects the uncompromising demands he places on his own handling of the various artistic disciplines, combined with a systematic approach and love of experimentation.

With photographs by Ulrike Myrzik and Manfred Jarisch and a text by Ellen Maurer Zilioli.
 

Remarks

In a coproduction with the Neue Sammlung in Munich a bibliophilic book about the old master of Italian auteur jewellery has now been published at ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers. 
The book shows the works of the artist in connection with Babetto’s familiar surrounding—the landscape of Arquà Pet-rarca in Veneto. The fantastic photos by Ulrike Myrzik and Manfred Jarisch can easily be connected to the artist’s jewellery as the spectator has the op-tion to open both parts of the book at the same time. The gold and the velvety pigment surfaces constantly interact with the aesthetics of cobble-stoned streets, old masonries, the architecture of Palladio or the tall cypresses partly covered in snow. 
Giampaolo Babetto | Necklace (Detail), 1995 
. © DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG - THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH | 
. FOTO: GIUSTINO CHEMELLO, VICENZA .
Giampaolo Babetto | Necklace (Detail), 1995
© DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG - THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH |
FOTO: GIUSTINO CHEMELLO, VICENZA

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Giampaolo Babetto | Ring, 1993 
. © DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG - THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH | 
. FOTO: LORENZO TRENTO, PADUA .
Giampaolo Babetto | Ring, 1993
© DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG - THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH |
FOTO: LORENZO TRENTO, PADUA

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Giampaolo Babetto.
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