Fausto Melotti

On Drawing

  • Edited by Marco Meneguzzo
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 144
  • Illustrations 100
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836639038
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Abstract

For Fausto Melotti drawing was fundamental because it was the uninterrupted leitmotif of his whole artistic activity from the 1920s to the 1980s.
The occasion for focussing on Melotti's drawing in this book has been offered by the very recent acquisition by the Tonelli family of an extremely homogenous group of twenty drawings: seventeen of these were used for the publication of the two collections of the artist's aphorisms - both titled Linee (1975 and 1978) - issued by the Adelphi publishing house.
This book, edited by Marco Meneguzzo, offers collectors, scholars and art lovers a historical-critical tool, one based on an analysis of this particular group of drawings and on a comparison with other drawings and sculptures, in a search for themes and styles they have in common or that are unique to the particular drawings and the sculptures. In this way it has become a study, for certain aspects a systematic one, of the artist's drawing.

Milan, Galleria Tonelli, January - February 2018