Lucio Bubacco
November 29, 2010 2:27 AM   Subscribe

Lucio Bubacco is a master of the stunningly beautiful art of lampworked Venetian glass. His large freestanding work covers themes such as devils and mythology, Carnival, divine history, and sexual transgression [Potentially NSFW].*

One of Bubacco's better known major projects is a series of works known as Eternal Temptation (Pic indicating scale). In the following video, Bubacco leads the viewer through the conceptualization and making of Eternal Temptation. It's 18 minutes of pure glassworking porn erotica.

*[only NSFW if work doesn't like naked sexy glass art.]
posted by Ahab (12 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

Wonderful! Thank you.
posted by jet_manifesto at 3:45 AM on November 29, 2010

I pity the workplace that can't appreciate naked sexy glass art.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:55 AM on November 29, 2010

Great, thanks!

NB: Don't press Space while watching the video. I did this to pause, and it rewinds to the start, while removing the video from the cache.
posted by Henrik at 5:21 AM on November 29, 2010

Bad-ass glass! Thanks.
posted by Mister_A at 5:22 AM on November 29, 2010

Beautiful! Let me just say that MY workplace very much appreciates naked sexy glass art, thank you very much.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:14 AM on November 29, 2010

I've seen his work in person, it's absolutely amazing and clever. But can you imagine trying to dust one of those things?
posted by Uncle Grumpy at 6:55 AM on November 29, 2010

I collect glass paperweights. Murano, unfortunately, has become known for its mass-produced, decent, yet uninspired & workmanlike glass in recent years, despite historically having been at the forefront of glassblowing in the past. It's nice to see some real quality craftsmanship coming out of there, as they certainly have the potential for great glasswork.

Also, attending glassblowing open-houses and workshops is just fascinating stuff, in general. It's an amazing craft.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:29 AM on November 29, 2010

Show me the bongs now.
posted by Liquidwolf at 8:52 AM on November 29, 2010

Incredible artistry! The bat wings, the harp strings!Fanatastic!
*makes little muumuus and loin cloths for the nudies. Hey! It's cold!*
posted by Cranberry at 1:49 PM on November 29, 2010

Wonderful post Ahab.

I really, *really* love transparent glass and art glass. What an amazing find this work by Lucio Bubacco. I've never heard of him or seen anything by him before. It's a feast of ooohs and ahhhs. All the more fun with his playful and occasionally surreal eroticism. Whoda thunk glass could be that sexy?!

This is a massive treat for me. I haven't been so excited by visuals on the web for ages. Thanks for bringing it to the blue.
posted by nickyskye at 4:20 PM on November 29, 2010

yeah, I'm another one who LOVES art glass. This stuff isn't my "style," but my god, it's gorgeous and technically brilliant. His use of color is amazing, and the detail, even for lampwork, is unbelievable. Thanks for this. Never seen his work before.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:48 PM on November 29, 2010

I always thought venetian glass was overblown bad taste, although amazing workmanship, but this is so OTT it's mindblowing - thanks!
posted by maiamaia at 4:31 AM on December 1, 2010

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