Fausto Melotti, ‘KORE’, 1954, Casati Gallery
Fausto Melotti, ‘KORE’, 1954, Casati Gallery
Fausto Melotti, ‘KORE’, 1954, Casati Gallery

Signature: Signed, interior: Melotti

Manufacturer: Fausto Melotti

Design Miami 2014

About Fausto Melotti

Working in an array of materials, including wood, wire, plaster, and ceramics, Fausto Melotti is known for creating curious Surrealist sculptures in which symbolic forms express what has been described as the “inner realms of human experience.” Melotti’s artistic career spanned the mid-20th century, and he is thought to have been influenced by fellow Italians Georgio de Chirico and Lucio Fontana, the latter a contemporary of Melotti’s at the Academia de Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Melotti’s wire mobiles and “cages” have been compared, respectively, to the work of Alexander Calder and Alberto Giacometti. With their repeating motifs and rhythmic structures, these works also reflect Melotti’s strong interest in musical composition. Later in his career, Melotti’s work became increasingly figurative, a turn described by some critics as a postwar return to humanism.

Italian, 1901-1986, Rovereto, Province of Trento, Italy

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Hauser & Wirth at West Bund Art & Design 2017
2017
Hauser & Wirth at Frieze Masters 2017
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