Antonio Massarutto is an artist from Northern Italy.
An all-round sculptor, he moves easily from one material to another. Lines and forms play a crucial role in his universe.
But his true inclination is to investigate materials, whether stone, marble, wood, clay or metal, in order to reveal their hidden soul.
This quest has brought him to Tuscany, the cradle of man’s cultural heritage and an area with a centuries-old artistic tradition,
and so an ideal place to pursue his art.
In the vicinity of Cortona Antonio discovered ideal locations for finding materials to sculpt: the numerous local pietra serena (sandstone) quarries, travertine marble near the spa town of Rapolano Terme, clay in the nearby Siena hills or Crete as they are known, and noble marble from Carrara. His knowledge of three-dimensional arts has inspired him in creating stunning jewellery.
In Arezzo, one of Italy’s major areas for gold working, he began collaborating as a designer with major companies, at the same time learning the latest goldsmith’s techniques. In a short time Antonio had gathered the secrets of the great Arezzo gold working tradition of ancient Etruscan origin. From lost-wax casting of metals such as gold, silver and bronze (a technique very similar to that used by the Etruscans in ancient times), the designer creates forms and concepts that are closer to artworks, particularly to contemporary sculpture.
For your special gifts, the artist’s showrooms are located in
via Nazionale and in via Guelfa, Cortona.