Raku ceramic panel with mosaic “Unità d’Italia”
Raku ceramic panel with mosaic “Unità d’Italia”, steel wire and wood
The raku ceramic artwork “Unità d’Italia” on a wooden panel is composed of a 20 pieces mosaic. Each piece is moulded by hand and all of them are linked by a thin stainless steel wire. The artwork was made used mixed techniques in order to create a modern and contemporary style work. The raku ceramic mosaic panel is an artwork by which can be deduced all the sculptural power of the Master Giuseppe Liberati.
The work was made in 2011 for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy and the twenty pieces that make up the mosaic represent the Italian regions. From an artistic point of view the work aims to represent the condition of power and stability of the union by using enduring materials such as steel and ceramic and a strong wooden support. The technique used to create the ceramic parts of panel is an ancient Japanese pottery technique called “Raku”. This technique consists in cooking the ceramic in a special oven and then the extracting it while it is still incandescent. The temperature difference and the oxygen reduction allow to obtain very special colourings. Every artefact that is part of the mosaic has been moulded by hand and enriched with embossed decorations that allow to highlight every colourful shade. The chromatic range is perfectly balanced thanks to the particular technical skills and the artistic flair of Master Giuseppe Liberati who is an expert of glazes and colors application when performing the raku technique.
The twenty ceramic elements that make out the mosaic have been linked one to another using a thin stainless steel wire and mounted on a finished wooden panel. The representation of the Italian Unification enclosed in a raku ceramic panel is a unique work, in fact, when purchasing this item, a Guarantee Certificate will be attached to guarantee the uniqueness and authenticity of the work. The panel is equipped with hooks, ready to be hung on the wall.
Sizes: height 129 cm, width 60 cm, depth 6 cm.
Weight: 22 kg.
Product code: 15CMI