“In my earliest memories Venice’s colors were different. 

The city was more obscure, dramatic, decayed and deeply romantic – simply beautiful.

The atmosphere was more dazzling perhaps, but less poetic.”

Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga’s life is viscerally linked to Venice.

His childhood memories, the most beautiful, are those in the rooms of Palazzo Papadopoli, between frescoes of Tiepolo and family affection.

The only son with two sisters…

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Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga

The Venice Glass Week 2019

Venice Glass Week

CA’ PESARO – Thursday 12 September

These new vases FONTANA, BURRI and MANZONI, presented on the occasion of Glass Week 2019, are wholly consistent with Giberto’s explorations over the last decade into translating acknowledged masterpieces from the history of art into glass, an approach that becomes, too, a different way of looking at great art, seeing it from a new and original angle and constituting besides an overt tribute to the age-old tradition of Murano glassmaking, ever ready – given the right stimulus – to renew itself again and again…Continue Reading

A life of passions