Studio Moretti Caselli in Perugia: a marriage of color and light
“There’s something new in the sun to-day – but no, / More like something old.” The first verses of Giovanni Pascoli’s “The Kite” (translated in English by Seamus Heaney) would make an effective motto for Perugia’s Moretti Caselli Artistic Stained Glass Window Studio, where artists’ work has a deep bond with the sun, as colors and light must be convinced to merge in perfect harmony – both in renovating ancient works and in creating new ones.
This has been a place where extraordinary marriages of painted glass and light have been celebrated since 1859, when founder Francesco Moretti started working as a stained glass specialist for the Todi Cathedral.
His talent and skills allowed him to create true masterpieces, such as the window portraying Queen Marguerite of Savoy, which was exhibited in London in 1888; now his descendants continue and expand his legacy.
We are all invited to their splendid “weddings” of art.