Fausto Melotti

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Fausto Melotti was born in Rovereto in 1901 and died in Milan in 1986.
In 1918 he enrolled in the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Pisa, in 1924 he graduated in Electrotechnical Engineering at the Politecnico in Milan and lastly in 1928 he enrolled at the Accademia di Brera in Milan.
He was a pioneer of geometric abstraction in Italy and simultaneously figurative-lyrical creations that can be traced back to the two formative disciplines of his work: music and the art of engineering. Melotti left behind an expansive work of Italian modernism consisting of drawings and ceramics, as well as his playful and poetical teatrini. Uninfluenced by external trends, Melotti concentrated on questions that deal with juxtapositions such as figuration and abstraction, imagination and ratio, poetry and reality, lightness and melancholia.