Initially trained as an architect Babetto soon fell completely involved with working the metal as a gold and silversmith. Making iconic jewelry since the 60's mainly in yellow or white gold, his aesthetic is either abstract or inspired by Italian renaissance and Mediterranean culture. Rich hues of mat pigment, bright shades of plexiglass and precious stones set in a spectacular way are typical in his work.
Works in public collections :
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Danner Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne Munchen, Victoria & Albert Museum London, National Gallery of Western Australia Perth, Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, Musée d'Art Contemporain Nice, National Museum of Scotland Edimburg, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Nordenfieldske Kunstindustrimuseum Trondheim Norway, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Museum fur Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, Museu Textil id'Idumentaria Barcelona,Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design Providence Rhode Island, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Grassi Museum Leipzig, Musei Civici Complesso Museale Palazzo Zuckermann Padova, National Gallery of Australia Camberra, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Museo deglie Argenti Firenze, Universal Museum Joanneum Graz.
Main museum solo exhibitions :
2013 Museo Diocesano Padova, 2010 Pinakothek der Moderne Munich
Selected bibliography :
Giampaolo Babetto Ispirazioni ISBN 978-88-7336-523-5