MARCO CARBONE - Ceramic Art


  • MARCO CARBONE - Ceramic Art
  • MARCO CARBONE - Ceramic Art
  • MARCO CARBONE - Ceramic Art
  • MARCO CARBONE - Ceramic Art
  • MARCO CARBONE - Ceramic Art

Energitismo Insight

Being born in a country town such as Castelli, one of the centers of the Italian ceramics with ancient history, could make one feel oppressed by the weight of tradition. But not for Marco who responded by embracing Surrealist thought and the desire to reinterpret the tradition. Castelli is a village at the foot of the Gran Sasso massif, rugged mountains, snow-covered for much of the year, where for centuries people have spent the winter painting and "cooking" the clay. Meanwhile, they created landscapes on the ceramic according to a unique and recognizable style. Marco started painting at age 14, putting comic books on ceramics and the transition from Mickey Mouse to abstract figures came in a very natural way. His fortune was to attend the art school of his region, where he found the master craftsmen who taught him the craft techniques and knowledge leaving him free to express himselves according to his surrealist soul. Today, Marco has a unique style that projects Castelli not only in nostalgia for the past but in the future still to be invented with the spirit of a "surreal craftsman with a lean to pottery."

The Creator

Artists

MARCO CARBONE

Marco Carbone, an Abruzzese from Castelli, calls himself a "humble craftsman." He is actually a lover of fine ceramics which reinterprets the tradition of Castelli in an original way. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Aquila city - going deeper into the surrealist movement of Magritte and Dali.

He is a deacon and helps the pastor of the evangelical community to spread peace in their community. He cannot stay far away from the rocky mountains and for this reason he embraced, in his original way, the traditions of the ceramics of Castelli.

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Location

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Castelli is situated at the foot of the aptly named Monte Camicia, dominated by rocks of the Gran Sasso, the highest mountain of the Apennines. The snow insulates Castelli for many months of the year and residents had started to use clay from a nearby landslide to make pottery before the Renaissance. The result is a unique style taken up by other ceramics centres of Tuscany and Umbria. To visit the church of San Donato with its roof, known as the "third heaven", made up of over 800 painted tiles each one different, tells of the contribution of all the inhabitants of Castelli to this achievement .

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