Gioielli d’Autore – Padova e la Scuola dell’oro

Curated by the City of Padua, Gioielli d’Autore – Padova e la Scuola dell’oro features more than 150 works by 16 of the Padua jewellery school’s internationally acclaimed Italian jewellers.

Highlighting the importance of the city of Padua as a centre at the forefront of contemporary jewellery, this exhibition explores the creative development of artists whose innovative jewellery designs and education philosophy led to the creation of the renowned Padua Jewellery School, from its origins in the 1950s until today.

These stunning works reveal how the artists made their innovative choices based on research of materials, aiming at reaching harmonious balance and purity of form.

The story begins in the 1950s, on the workbenches of the gold-working section of the Istituto d’Arte “Pietro Selvatico”, in Italy’s Veneto region. There Mario Pinton taught and inspired his students in the creative process that turns ideas into objects. It was a Renaissance workshop where open conversations were at the basis of artistic research.

The exhibition follows the artistic paths of venerated jewellers Mario Pinton and Francesco Pavan, and their students, who have in turn become important names in the artistic world: Giorgio Cecchetto, Lucia Davanzo, Maria Rosa Franzin, Stefano Marchetti, Paolo Marcolongo, Paolo Maurizio, Barbara Paganin, Renzo Pasquale, Piergiuliano Reveane, Marco Rigovacca, Graziano Visintin, Alberta Vita, Annamaria Zanella and Alberto Zorzi.


Gerd Rothmann, 'Face'.

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Linus Roeder, 'Spraydosen'

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