"With Alessio Tasca, ceramic gives its best... The artist’s early graffito plates (1948-1951)", Giuseppe De Fabris Ceramics Civic Museum, Nove (VI), until 30 June

On the occasion of Alessio Tasca’s 90th birthday, Nove’s "Giuseppe De Fabris" Ceramics Civic Museum, near Vicenza, is holding an exhibition of the ceramics artist’s early works: the graffito plates created between 1948 and 1951 for the Tasca Artigiani Ceramisti.

The exhibition includes an extensive production of airbrush plates of different sizes, in uniform monochrome colours and graffiti, featuring several subjects from 15th and 16th century paintings, d’après Orazio Gentileschi and Giambattista Pittoni.

While a common technique nowadays, graffiti was an innovative method in the second half of the 20th century, when Tasca chose to approach a material from an age-old tradition with a contemporary attitude: manual skills, creativity, and passion allowed the master ceramicist to achieve unexpected, highly appreciated results that were also showcased in Milan’s Triennale.

Nove is now providing an opportunity to appreciate the works of a master who succeeded in combining tradition with the freshness of unique savoir-faire.