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This is my biography:
Born in Milan from a milanese family, he inherits from his father, Giorgio Bulgari, the passion for the goldsmith's art and the art in general, and he is the only one among his sons to follow his father's personality, he invent and models himself every piece, blending precious stones with a painter sensitivity.
Since 1978 Silvano Bulgari creates the "Artefice" trade mark and begins his artistic growing, also at international level, both in jewellery field both in sculpture field, exclusively creating unique pieces by the wax casted tecnic.
With his quite presence in Italy, USA, Germany, Middle Orient, Silvano Bulgari sets himself exclusively to a selected customers who receives in his show-room in Milan. With his limited productiion that spaces from the Jewellery Sculpture to the Object Sculpture realize also by commission, following exclusively his own artistic instinc that gets inspiration from the objective and fantastic reality that surronds him and from old culture.
He builds manufactures for Esso, Agip, Tamoil, RAS Insurance, Comune of Milan, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center, Hesperia Group, Rodriguez, Caliari Yacht, Mochi Craft.
He realizes old jewels and sculpture for film's stage designing, he partecipates to exsibitions and parades (Circolo della stampa di Milano, Circolo del Giardino di Milano, Le Palais di Milano, Palazzo Marino Milano, Hesperia D'oro di Modena, Lions Club di Milano, Milano le guglie, Al 111 di Angioletta Miroglio di Milano, Anlaids di Milano, Hypo Bank di Monaco di Baviera, Hotel Principe di Savoia di Milano, Hotel Duca di Milano, Hotel Regina Isabella di Ischia, Hotel Excelsior di Roma, Rotary Club di Milano, Palazzo del Parlamento Europeo di Strasburgo, Ambasciata Italiana al Mandarin Hotel di Manila, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’ Arte Roberto Longhi,Palazzo delle Stelline,Milano)
Gaves his work to the realization of the collections of notorious farms of the italian jewellery.
Specific bibliography: Silvano Bulgari - silvanobulgari, Milan, 1995. M.C. Improta - L'altro Bulgari , catalogne of the exhibition, Florence , 2001.
L'altro Bulgari, catalogue of the exhibition in Milan, 2003.
Silvano Bulgari is undoubtedly part of the contemporary universe, with a similarly close link to antiquity. His production as "goldsmith sculptor", as he likes to define himself, at lost wax, makes his exemplary objects unique and unrepeatable, bringing us back several centuries to the time of the renaissance workshops.
As a workshop labourer for his father Giorgio, a skilled precious metals'engraver and embosser, this artist flourished at the time when Milan had just come out of war crisis.
As he himself asserts, the origins of his inspirations are most varied: nature, fairytale themes, classic myths, the renewed discoveries of ancient Egyptian works, our Renaissance and the Art Nouveau. As of today, the number of active jewellery sculptors is very limited: among those to note, the Naples-born Giuseppe Pirozzi and Antonio Borelli.
It is therefore understandable that these artists should generally distance themselves from the bijouterie. Unfortunately, its relative bibliography is unknown, except for cameo incisions which constitute a chapter of their own.
Beyond the true technical- virtuoso practice and reflections on artists such as Fortuny, Erté or Gaudi, sculptures with specific reference to oriental philosophy are anyhow recalled; others recall symbols relative to third millennium celebrations. Piatto di Maccheroni shows the movement's following stage, whose spectacular effect plays the work's central role.
From the renewed visits of the Art Nouveau's complex exercises of cathedral polishing, to the imaginative mythology -resounding brooches, the artist then simplifies in the brooch's appearance. For example, using a lapis-lazuli enclosed in a frame of sand-blasted rock crystal in which naturalistic allusions are transcended with the use of elegance and formal synthesis.
The Meccanismi collection, which includes the triangular diamond ring and the modular bracelet, was inaugurated with the brooch made for the Italian singer Lucio Dalla. This brooch, designed by Silvano Bulgari ingeniously takes the form of a saxophone with piano keys on it.
In the artist's development, this pause or period of inner reflection in pursuit of a precise essentiality may constitute a point of reference. But no: everything is fatally discussed by Omaggio a Lorenzo Lotto and earlier still by the Gargoyle brooch.
Among the most representative works of jewellery sculpture,..the.... Testa d'Indiano must be included. Removed from her support, [similar to a theatrical wing], and consequently worn as a brooch, it leaves a burnished silver shadow.
The jewel therefore does not appear as an exclusively decorative object, but as a space open to experimentation. Silvano Bulgari's works, in fact, are partly presented as a series of micro-sculptures, worn as jewels due to their minute dimensions.
What must be greatly emphasised is the artist's dimensional conception of his pieces on a much larger scale. All the artistic production is characterised by sumptuous elegance and refinement, never disjointed by a visual immediacy, rendering each object an expression of absolute originality.
Maria Cristina Improta