Centrotavola Veneziano is one ot the last project, realized by the worldwide famous artist Judi Harvest, that was presented with an elegant cocktail in The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel, during The Venice Glass Week 2018, the city’s first international festival dedicated to the art of glass. It is a completely handmade Murano glass sculpture celebrating the fruits, vegetables and flowers indigenous to the Venetian Lagoon and the Veneto, conceived and executed by the artist.
With a long history of creating and works in Murano glass and exhibitions in Venice and around the world, Judi is very proud to work with The Gritti Palace, on this new creation which will be permanently displayed in The Gritti Epicurean School. This sculpture is inspired by the Honey Garden in Murano on Sacca Serenella Judi planted in 2013 for the factory Giuman where she has worked for the past 30 years and the 8 healthy Honeybee colonies she installed and cares for at the factory. The bloss glass centerpiece is the expression of the artist’s link with the history of Venice and a tribute to the artisan tradition of Murano glass. Inspired by still lifes painted on the parietal mosaics of ancient Roman villas rather than masterpiece by great baroque painter such as Caravaggio, with his Fruit Basket, the artist has elaborated a glass basket filled with blown glass fruits and vegetable grown, with light and translucent color, which become the celebration of the beauty and the wealth of nature.