October 24, 2009

A Double Sided Screen




The left hand panel of three by Emanuele Luzzati from the MV STELLA OCEANIS Minos Lounge. Aureole's bell peeks out from behind the screen.



Himself: Not well yesterday. Did finally get through to the State UN folks after two days on the phone.

Herself: Much better yesterday. Had fun doing books at work, and I found a paperback version of “Ruffles and Flourishes” that I had been looking years for. Coughed four hours last night.

Reading: ”Ruffles and Flourishes”

Balance: Quietly reading while he played computer games.

On our visit to Mr. Peter Knego, I spied leaning up against the fireplace the left of three pieces from Emanuele Luzzati’s Sculpted Metal Screen from The Minos Lounge on the MV STELLA OCEANIS (#2). On this page, Peter Knego shows photos of the intact screen in situ on board the STELLA OCEANIS.

Archaic in their styling yet modern in intent, Luzzati’s works added an unusual depth and richness to many ships of this period. His works brought historic interest into what could have been just one more sleek, modern ocean liner.

Peter Knego wrote in an article that Emanuele Luzzati only used this medium on the three final Sun Line ships and one private commission in England. He first made a ceramic sculpture, cast a mold of each side of the sculpture, poured in a resin compound, then stuck the two sides together. Only at the end was a metal coating applied.

1 comment:

  1. That relic from the Minos Lounge is a real treasure, as is your photograph. Thank you for sharing this. Somewhere in the right side of my brain, I am saving it for some kind of inspiration which will hit--who knows when? Only the muse knows.

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