Ligurian ceramics are a blend of know-how, the desire to share, the ability to innovate and artistic taste. A story of research, creativity and beauty that continues.
The history of ceramics in Liguria has always been
strongly influenced by external influences, from maritime trade with the Middle
East and China in its early days, in the 16th century, to the systematic
welcoming of eclectic and innovative artists, hosted in the workshops of
craftsmen, mainly from Albisola but also from Savona and Genoa. This
interweaving of cultures and techniques generated its own identity and
unrivalled products in majolica and porcelain. Current production in Liguria,
in particular in the district of Albisola, a town just a few kilometres from
Savona and Genoa, is the daughter of this culture of learning and
experimentation and does not betray the deep harmony with changing needs and
tastes, without giving up the style and elegance of all time. The most famous
decorations of the historical-artistic evolution are the "White Blue"
developed in the 17th century (the human figure placed in a landscape usually
in the foreground with bushes and small rocks), the 'Calligraphic Naturalist'
(orientalised animal and plant motifs later superimposed on western motifs such
as castles and churches), the 'Levantine' (sketched drawings of tiny figures,
animals and landscape elements) and the 'Boselli' (the decoration of an object
hinges on a bunch of flowers dominated by a tulip or a rose). In the first half
of the last century Albisola and its ceramics gained international fame with
the publication of the 'Futurist Manifesto of Ceramics and Aeroceramics' signed
by Tullio d'Albisola and Tommaso Marinetti. Since that moment, 1938, Albisola
has been a place frequented by artists and ceramists from all over the world.
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