Campo di violette
33.2 x 17.2 x 17.2 cm / 13 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in
Italian sculptor, painter and poet, Fausto Melotti is considered a pioneer of Italian art and is acknowledged for his unique contribution to the development of mid-century European Modernism. Coming of age in prewar Milan, and living through the horrors of the Second World War, Melotti metabolized wartime devastation in his work by returning to Renaissance principles of harmony, order, geometry, and musical structure, which he integrated into a highly personal yet universally accessible artistic language that expresses the full range of emotional experiences in modern human existence.
Celebrating Basel Basel
Fausto Melotti’s work ‘La Sibilla (The Sibyl)’ (1981) featured in the 2019 edition of Art Basel Unlimited. This was Gianni Jetzer’s eighth and final year as curator of the fair’s Unlimited sector that presents installations, videos and experiments that challenge what it means to be a viewer.