Fausto Melotti


  • Edited by Sara Fontana, Ruggero Montrasio
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 21 x 29,7 cm
  • Pages 240
  • Illustrations 180
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788836635986
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Fausto Melotti. Trappolando is a tribute to the plastic work of the artist (Rovereto 1901 – Milan 1986), with specific attention to ceramic production. The approximately thirty selected pieces among ceramic sculptures and bas reliefs – some of these have never been exhibited before – are all different examples of key passages of his long artistic path.
Melotti defined ceramic as “a mess”, “something amphibious”, perhaps to enhance the challenge to which each time its manufacturer submits.
The term “trappolare” derives from a sentence pronounced by Melotti right after the collapse of war events and devastation of his Milanese atelier: “I put myself not really to work but rather to trappolare. With some clay I have, I’m making little heads, big as fists. But I’m going to organize better”.



Sculptures dressed up. Fausto Melotti’s adventure in ceramic
Sara Fontana

Melotti’s ceramic: instable, uncertain, light matter on a geometric basis
Lorenzo Fiorucci

Fausto Melotti: correspondence with Carlo Belli. From music, to play, to “dying sculpture”
Marco Tonelli


Melotti and the Photography

Melotti under photographers’ eye
Sara Fontana

Vittorio Pigazzini

Toni Thorimbert


Alberto Montrasio
Adelaide Santambrogio

Luigi Gilli
Ilaria Despina Bozzi

Ilaria Despina Bozzi

List of Works