Maria Rosa Franzin

I collected the images in photographs of the pieces of porcelain, trying to compose a “red thread” that would unite them. I thought of the people who used cups, saucers, trays, teashops, desserts, who used those objects in their lives, some now reduced to small pieces or other ancient pieces visible in museum windows.

In this project my research has focused on the graphic and chromatic connections between Chinese porcelain and the objects of some historical Italian Factory. I wanted to find communication between the authors, in the representations of these two very different cultures.

Each porcelain object contains moments of lived life, contains gestures, taste, touch and personal stories.

The “thread” that unites them will be realized in my three pieces in which the photos of the different details will become witnesses of many identities. I add to the photos of the pieces, the symbolic portraits of hypothetical people who may have used porcelain.

The writing, flowers, figures, geometric decorations also speak of historical moments, of artists and of reworkings of a reality.


我收集了一些碎瓷片的照片,试图将它们与真实的瓷片用“线”联系起来。我想到了那些使用杯子、碟子、托盘、茶具、甜点的人,他们在生活中使用这些物品,有些现在已经沦为碎片,或者是博物馆橱窗中可见的其他古代作品。

在这个项目中,我的研究主要集中在中国瓷器和一些历史悠久的意大利工厂的物品之间的图形和色度的联系。我想在这两种截然不同的文化的表现中找到创作之间的交流。

每一件瓷器都包含了生活的瞬间,包含了手势、味道、触感和个人故事。

将它们联系在一起的 "线 "将在我的三件作品中出现,其中不同细节的照片将成为多种身份的见证。

我在作品的照片中加入了可能使用过瓷器的假设人物的象征性肖像。

文字、花朵、人物、几何装饰也在诉说着历史时刻、艺术家和现实的重构。

About Artist


Maria Rosa Franzin was born in Libya in 1951 but now lives and works in Padua, Italy. She studied goldsmithing at the “Pietro Selvatico” Institute of Art in Padua under Mario Pinton and then painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Venice. She has been teaching jewellery design and goldsmithing at the Padua Institute of Art since 1986. Her work has been shown in several solo and prestigious group exhibitions in Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, USA, Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, France, Germany, Portugal and Ireland, in private galleries and museums. She was represented in the first edition of Pensieri Preziosi in Padua in 2004, and at Collect 2006 at the V&A Museum, London. Her work is present in the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts in Padua and Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence.


1951年出生于利比亚,现居意大利帕多瓦。她曾在意大利帕多瓦Pietro Selvatico艺术学校师从Mario Pinton学习金匠工艺,随后在威尼斯美术学院学习绘画。自1986年以来,她一直在帕多瓦艺术学院教授珠宝设计和金饰制作。她的作品曾在意大利、奥地利、卢森堡、比利时、荷兰、美国、西班牙、瑞士、苏格兰、法国、德国、葡萄牙和爱尔兰等地的画廊和博物馆举办过多次个展和著名的群展。2004年,她参加了在帕多瓦举办的第一届Pensieri Preziosi展览,并参加了伦敦V&A博物馆的2006年收藏展。她的作品被帕多瓦装饰和应用艺术博物馆和佛罗伦萨皮蒂宫的阿根蒂博物馆永久收藏。