Vases 1960, 1958, 1966, terracotta, colombino molding, decoration with shiny and sanded enamels

Bloom is Clara Garesio’s Result

Vases 1960, 1958, 1966, terracotta, colombino molding, decoration with shiny and sanded enamels


On the occasion of the 80th birthday of the artist Clara Garesio her work Rebirth Mandala (2012) will be exhibited for a year in her "place of the heart", the National Museum of Ceramics Duca di Martina in Naples (Italy). At the same museum a great retrospective exhibition dedicated to Clara Garesio and supervised by Franco Bertoni took place last year. The exhibition, inaugurated on 22 October 2016 and lasted until the end of February 2017, was entitled Bloom is Result (a line by Emily Dickinson), because – as Antonella Cilento wrote – “the sole and real aim of working on oneself is growing as a plant, feeding on, playing, enjoying oneself even when the going gets tough” and Clara has never stopped enjoying herself: her work shows an infinite joyfulness, an absolute quality, an unprecedented variety, liveliness and beauty. Now this retrospective exhibition honours her at last: even though with white hair her most recent works are maybe the merriest, the happiest, the most joyful works of her production.


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