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Fausto Melotti: Counterpoint

Wednesday 16 January 2019Sunday 07 April 2019

Abstract and figurative sculpture by Italian artist Fausto Melotti (1901-86). A member of the Abstraction-Creation movement, during the 1930s he produced a number of solid, geometric sculptures, many of which were inspired by the mathematical principles of musical counterpoint. During the postwar period his works became more delicate, incorporating wire and cloth, with a sinuous rhythm highlighted by slim sculptural lines. The Venice Biennale awarded him with the Leone d’Oro in 1986 the day after his death on 22 June.

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Abstraction-Creation movement | Fausto Melotti | figurative | Italian artist | sculpture


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