Fausto Melotti

1901 - 1986
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Fausto Melotti (Rovereto, 1901 – Milan, 1986). This Italian painter and sculptor is reputed for his ceramics and fine tin sculptures inspired by music and Greek mythology. His most personal style develops towards the end of the 1920s when he becomes interested in articulating space from musical compass in order to find an appealing language of his own. Melotti’s relentless interest to deal with new materials takes him to experiment with ceramic and terracotta and he excels in both techniques to the point of being systematically acclaimed by the critics. As far as his sculptures are concerned, they are characterised by their flexibility, verticality and lightness which can be attributed to his use and combination of a great diversity of materials such as tin, chalk, iron and silk.
His work can be seen at the IVAM of Valencia, the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the MNCARS of Madrid, and the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea of Torino, among others.