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MART

museo di arte moderna
e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto

  • Fausto Melotti - Tracce, 1976
  • Fausto Melotti. Angelico Geometrico - Sale espositive
  • Fausto Melotti. Angelico Geometrico - Sale espositive
  • Fausto Melotti. Angelico Geometrico - Sale espositive

Fausto Melotti
Angelico geometrico

 
Mart Rovereto
23 June 2012 / 30 September 2012
"Art is an angelic, geometric mood. It addresses the mind, not the senses"
Fausto Melotti
With the definition "Angelico geometrico" (Angelic and geometric) Fausto Melotti described his work in the presentation for his first solo show at the Galleria del Milione (1935) in Milan, to which he had moved from Rovereto in the 1920s.
 
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o exhibition of its kind had been seen in Italy before: a pure, integral abstraction. “Angelico geometrico” (“Angelic and geometric”) is thus a self-definition in which the artist combined the senses of imagination and reason, the tactile material nature of the objects and the ethereal impalpability of their form.
The exhibition at the Mart, curated by Denis Viva, aims to interpret this double presence of lightness and rigour with an itinerary that will highlight an extremely strong coherence of intent throughout Melotti’s life as an artist.

 

The one hundred works on display from 23rd June to 30th September 2012 also offer a wide range of comparisons with works by other artists, including Kenneth Armitage, Agostino Bonalumi, Alexander Calder, Carlo Carrà, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio de Chirico, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Piero Manzoni, Marino Marini, Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson.

 

WEB RESOURCES

A set of images on flickr

Look at the video of the backstage

 

Curated by Denis Viva