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Marianna Kennedy

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Fondazione Luigi Rovati
Vive e lavora da oltre venticinque anni a Spitalfields, un quartiere dell’East End londinese. Ha studiato alla Slade School di Londra e al National College of Art and Design di Dublino. Fondamentale nella sua visione artistica è il rispetto per le forme di artigianato tradizionali: ogni pezzo che reca la sua firma è il risultato di mesi di confronto e collaborazione con artigiani che applicano i loro rigorosi standard ai suoi progetti. La poeticità che ispira ogni sua creazione spesso risente degli influssi delle forme del passato e il recupero di un’antica sensibilità si rispecchia in ogni suo lavoro. Questa reinterpretazione delle forme tradizionali attraverso un’estetica
contemporanea fa sì che le sue opere siano di una bellezza senza tempo.
Nel suo studio a Spitalfields Marianna si dedica ogni anno a un numero limitato di progetti su commissione, riuscendo in questo modo a mantenere un alto livello qualitativo. Le sue opere sono custodite in collezioni private di tutto il mondo.

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Marianna Kennedy. As above, so below
Bilingual edition Ita/EngMarianna Kennedy has been working for over twenty-five years in her London home-studio creating a limited number of artistic design pieces, each the result of months of collaboration with Britain's finest craftsmen. In her creative practice, the use of traditional techniques has always coexisted with a highly contemporary aesthetic vision. Known and appreciated internationally, her work has become part of prestigious private collections. This publication is dedicated to the site-specific work created for the Luigi Rovati Foundation Art Museum, and is part of a new series of monographs on important contemporary artists who have collaborated with the Foundation. As Above So Below is a mirror consisting of thirty-eight individual pieces with a distinctive pinkish hue, mounted within a rich, floral decorated frame of carved wood. Representing the cycle of nature, the bottom part of the mirror reproduces the material world, with rocks and caves, while the plant elements that furrow its surface symbolize the ascent to the spiritual world, to light, to infinity. Interviewed by Ben Weaver, Kennedy traces the history of the commission of the large mirror, from the original inspiration to its evolution, listing all the craftsmen involved. The publication is enriched by an essay by Dan Cruickshank on the history of British carving in 18th-century architecture and decorative arts, the differences with Continental carving, and the legacy of that practice, which is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Kennedy.
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Marianna Kennedy. As above, so below

Dan Cruickshank, Marianna Kennedy, Ben Weaver

pages: 76

Bilingual edition Ita/EngMarianna Kennedy has been working for over twenty-five years in her London home-studio creating a limited number of artistic design pieces, each the result of months of collaboration with Britain's finest craftsmen. In her creative practice, the use of traditional techniques has always coexisted with a highly contemporary a
 

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