Memorie Celesti
Stars with infinite shades of moving lights

There is a reciprocal interaction between those who observe, the artwork and the light.

In all societies, the charming allure of light gave birth to an immense mythological heritage, full of metaphorical, iconographic iridescences and of symbolic archetypes.

”Memorie Celesti” draws inspiration from the ancestral call that Man feels for nature, its fire and metal elements, and his longing for heaven and stars.

In 2019 the Master of Arts Alessandro Rametta presents two new, unprecedented techniques: “Barba del filosofo” (Philosopher’s beard), made of an alloy of copper and tin, and “Astroblema” (Meteorite Crater), made of stainless steel. He explores and gives free rein to the expressive potential of metals, thereby unifying technique and beauty, force and form, intellect and the pleasure of art, and setting the seal on the deep brotherhood of Mankind and Nature.

This collection, amid art, design and philosophy, resorts to a symbology that combines the evocative power of mythology and the mysterious allure of metal transmutation.

La luce di Venere
Author:

Maestro d'arte Alessandro Rametta

Materials:copper, bronze
Technique:chased, pierced, patinated, gloss finish
Dimensions:H 15 x L 42 x P 42 cm
Year:2020
Photo Credits:Vittorio Canisi

In mythology and alchemy, copper is associated with Venus for its bright colour, its use in the production of mirrors and for the place where it is chiefly mined, the island of Cyprus, where the story goes that the Goddess “rose from the froth of the sea”.

Geometric decoration with crossing waves finely chased. Slightly choppy waves converging and diverging, sheared through on the back of lamina.

An-Bar
Author:

Maestro d'arte Alessandro Rametta

Materials:stainless steel
Technique:meteorite crater (unprecedented techniques), gloss finish
Dimensions:H 15 x L 42 x P 42 cm
Year:2019
Photo Credits:Vittorio Canisi

The Sumerian word AN-BAR, the oldest term designating iron, is made up of pictograms ‘sky’ and ‘fire’.

Stainless steel, forged through two different techniques, creates a dichotomy which marks the transformation of the metal from its polished state to chaos, in a continuous interplay of references and dualities.

Orichalcum
Author:

Maestro d'arte Alessandro Rametta

Materials:brass
Technique:philosopher’s beard (unprecedented techniques), gloss finish
Dimensions:H 15 x L 42 x P 42 cm
Year:2019
Photo Credits:Vittorio Canisi

A legendary alloy of copper and zinc. The story goes that this reddish metal was mined in Atlantis whose walls were shining with “orichalcum with igneous sparkles”.

Orichalcum is an artwork made from brass, an alloy of copper and zinc similar to the legendary ancient metal known as orichalcum. The polished finish is rippled by a flame treatment defined by Alessandro Rametta himself as the philosopher’s beard, which reveals and rouses its smooth composure.

Talos
Author:

Maestro d'arte Alessandro Rametta

Materials:bronze
Technique:concentric castings, gloss finish
Dimensions:H 15 x L 42 x P 42 cm
Year:2019
Photo Credits:Vittorio Canisi

Talos, mythological giant made of bronze, invulnerable guardian of Crete patrolling the island, ready to throw himself into the burning fire to defend it.

A work forged in bronze, embellished by concentric melted decorations which form the neck of the vase. The body, embossed and engraved, follows the natural fluidity of the krater. On the inside, the reflective concavity immerses its reflected image in the igneous depths.

Matrix
Author:

Maestro d'arte Alessandro Rametta

Materials:copper
Technique:embossed, tin-plated, gloss finish
Dimensions:H 15 x L 42 x P 42 cm
Year:2019
Photo Credits:Vittorio Canisi

The alchemists were attracted by the extraordinary colour of copper and its reflections that are delight to the eyes.

The incredible reflections of copper are amplified by the refined working on the flat surface of the hemisphere: a very fine engraving applied to the metal which, kept to a high thickness, reveals a remarkable technical mastery.

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