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  • Untitled

    1952

    Polychrome glazed ceramic

    45 x 15 x 15 cm

  • Untitled

    1975

    Plaster, mixed media

    24 x 21 cm

  • Salomone

    1973

    Brass

    73 x 48 x 22 cm

  • La creazione del mondo

    1978

    Brass, painted fabric, plaster

    90 x 74 x 36 cm

  • Untitled

    1967

    Mixed media on paper

    24.5 x 32.5 cm

  • Untitled

    1959 c.

    Ceramic

    50 x 70 x 1.5 cm

  • Untitled

    Ca. 1960

    Mixed media on paper

    48.5 x 68.5 cm

     

  • Untitled

    Ca. 1955

    Tempera and pastel on paper

    70 x 100 cm

Fausto Melotti was born in Rovereto (TN) on June 8, 1901. He moved to Florence in 1915, will conclude their secondary education in 1918, he attended the School of Physics and Mathematics at Pisa, then graduated in 1924 from the Politecnico of Milan, in electrical engineering. His interests are directed towards the music and the visual arts. In Turin, he attended the studio of Pietro Canonica, a famous sculptor, the Brera Academy in Milan at the school of Adolfo Wildt, where he graduated in 1928.

It starts in those years the association of Melotti with Lucio Fontana and the initiation of independent research as a sculptor.

In 1932 held at the school of furniture crafted of a course in modern plastic Cantu, whose results were shown in 1934 at the gallery “II? Million” in Milan, a meeting of Milan and Como abstractionists.

Even at the gallery, “The Million” in 1935 held his first solo show, which went unnoticed by the public and critics Italian official. In the same year he participated with others in the group at the abstract study of Casorati and Paulucci in Turin where he was presented the “Manifesto of abstract art.”They will spend another ten years before the work by Melotti beginning to be recognized in its grandeur. Will in fact, in 1967, the exhibition at the Galleria in Milan Toninelli and the publication of the book, edited by Vanni Scheiwiller, “abstract sculptures by Fausto Melotti 1934-35 and 1962” to determine the final discovery of the greatness of the artist. A late discovery as profitable. From that moment the spotlight of critics and museums were permanently fixed on his work. Solo and group exhibitions as well as publications are followed in Italy and abroad in a crescendo that sees a final consecration in 1973 with the global delivery of Rembrandt Award, the highest award for a career, a sort of Nobel Prize for the Arts.

In recent years Melotti also takes experience to engage continuously engraving, published several art books and folders and shows successive anthologies: Castle Buonconsiglio of Trento Museum of Viggi├╣, Forte di Belvedere in Florence Municipal Museum of Art Contemporanea of ??Milan, Centre Pompidou in Paris, shows “Qu’est ce que the modern sculpture?”.
Melotti died in Milan on June 22, 1986. The Venice Biennale dedicates him immediately a room.