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Discover the work of Fausto Melotti (1901-1986), the Italian sculptor and installation artist.

Originally a student of physics, and a talented pianist and poet, Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) brought his knowledge of mathematics and music to play in the delicate and finely balanced sculptures and ceramics which made his name (he was posthumously awarded the Golden Lion at the 1986 Venice Biennale).

This exhibition presents work from across his extraordinarily varied career, including early abstract sculptures in different metals and plaster through to later works using bronze, wood and fabric such as La coscienza inquieta (The Uneasy Conscience) (1973) and In palude (In the Swamp) (1984).

After the Second World War, he included more figurative aspects in his work and became a highly accomplished ceramicist with pieces including Teatrino (Little Theater) (c1950) and Meditazione domestica (1959). Also on display are works on paper and cardboard using mixed media such as tempera, carbon, pencil, pastels and burn marks.

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