GIANCARLO BUSATO - Art by Traditional Lithography


  • GIANCARLO BUSATO - Art by Traditional Lithography
  • GIANCARLO BUSATO - Art by Traditional Lithography
  • GIANCARLO BUSATO - Art by Traditional Lithography
  • GIANCARLO BUSATO - Art by Traditional Lithography

Energitismo Insight

The ’art’ of traditional lithography uses apparently simple natural materials, but to watch a lithographer at his ‘stone’ and press gives the true impression of the depth of understanding needed. Lithography (as chalcography) is a means of creating art where the artists and the ‘printer’ work in close commune to achieve the artistic effect resident in each of their souls. Lithography needs the artisan’s senses, vision, touch, smell, hearing and a sixth anticipatory sense to know the flow of the materials on the stone and in the press and, without him, the artist is fallow.
At Giancarlo Busato’s studio in Vicenza, a traditional lithography printer’s studio, the tools of his grandfather and father remain intact and at work under his careful hands. Yet, Giancarlo is more than a printer and more than an artist, he is one of a band of people finding joy working with traditional technologies and thrilled to teach their ‘art’ to others.

The Creator

Artists

GIANCARLO BUSATO

Giancarlo followed his father into the studio in the 16th century centre of Vicenza, and fell in love with the touch of the stone, the hand on the press, the change of colours of the prints in the drying room, and the aroma of the inks, and he has stayed there ever since. His life is joy of the print

That is, except when his passion for lithography draws him away to display and demonstrate in the corners of the earth. Like other men of passion, he adds to his artisanal skills, the talents of an artist, a teacher and a poet, and as lithographer for the Giro.

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Location

Italy, VicenzaFIND IT HERE

Known in the world for being home to some of the finest Italian goldsmiths, Vicenza also is famous for the work of Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential personalities in the history of Western architecture. It is also a centre for traditional artisans. The city was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.

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