Parrot figurine in fenicio glass, finishing in different types of polychrome pasta vitrea on truncated cone base
Fulvio Bianconi designed innumerable figurines, among which parrots were a fairly unusual variation. These amusing stylizations were decorated with fenicio glass, a technique perfectly suited to the multihued plumage of these exotic birds. Paolo Venini’s daughter, Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, recalled the modern spirit with which Bianconi confronted Muranese tradition. “He explained what he wanted with words and gestures in a beautiful sort of creative dance. His capacity for invention was endless.”
Marino Barovier (editor), Fulvio Bianconi alla Venini, Skira - Le Stanze del Vetro - Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan - Venice 2015, exhibition catalogue (Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, September 13, 2015 – January 10, 2016), page 473.