Fausto Melotti (Rovereto 1901 - Milan 1986) is a graduate in electrical engineering with a background in music studies, who decided to devote himself to sculpture under the guidance of the Milanese sculptor Adolfo Wildt. Adopting a twentieth century mode of depiction, he first executed drawings and subsequently the sculptures. His work reflects his passion for music, resulting in a visual research for harmonious composition in the tradition of abstraction. He also devoted himself to ceramics, achieving very refined results. Melotti’s production sees on the one hand, the allusive and symbolic form, and on the other, the rhythmic and structural invention. His sculptural practice underwent a synthesis, in terms of method and materials, in the use of ceramic, plaster, mixed media, but above all, his lightweight steel sculptures, infused with a surreal feel.
Il Dado è tratto.
Arte contemporanea italiana oltre la tradizione
Il Dado è tratto. Arte contemporanea italiana oltre la tradizione, exhibition catalogue published in two languages (Italian and English) with an essay by Sergio Risaliti, 240 pages, illustrated artworks, archive documents, biography, selected bibliography.
2015, pag 240, Italian / English