The tactile section of the exhibition "RAFFAELLO Textile Masterpieces" is enriched by a special work: the glass relief of the Portrait of a Gentlewoman, known as La Muta (The Mute).
With the motto "TOUCH PLEASE, TO SEE" it is now available at the Centro Trevi TREVILAB in Bolzano.
There are no more meaningful and appropriate words than those written by Alessandro Cuccato of Glas Art Design Vetroricerca, author together with Alessandra Piazza of this extraordinary glass masterpiece, to describe the new arrival at TREVILAB.
"I present to you Il ritratto di gentildonna detto la Muta (The portrait of a gentlewoman known as the Mute), a two-dimensional work taken from the homonymous painting by Raphael, now on display at the Trevi Centre in Bolzano as part of the RAFFAELLO Capolavori tessuti (Raphael's Textile Masterpieces) exhibition), the initiative organised to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of the great Italian genius Raphael. The two-coloured black and green glass work is part of the exhibition's tactile route and is intended to interest a wide public in culture. We hope that the sculpture will also be "caressed" by those who can see it and that art can be an opportunity for ALL to acquire new talents. We would like to thank the Centro Trevi TREVILAB of Bolzano, the Museo Tattile Statale Omero of Ancona, the Associazione Ciechi e Ipovedenti of Bolzano and the great Raphael for having involved us in this extraordinary initiative".
And already yesterday, a visually impaired visitor visited the exhibition, who was the first to touch and experience the Muta. Mrs. Monica Bancaro enjoyed the initiative very much and never stopped asking questions about the glass relief and expressing her appreciation of this initiative and this work, which enabled her to enjoy the Portrait of a Gentlewoman in such detail.
The exhibition 'RAFFAELLO Capolavori tessuti. Fortuna e mito di un grande genio italiano' (RAFFAELLO Textile Masterpieces. The fortune and myth of a great Italian genius) is a project of the Office for Culture, Department for Italian Culture of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol, and will be open until 15 December 2020.
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