Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

ARTURO MARTINI. HARMONIES. FIGURES BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY

ARTURO MARTINI. HARMONIES. FIGURES BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY
13 October 2013 - 30 March 2014

The Fondazione Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza in collaboration with the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna have scheduled to exhibitions in honor of the greatest Italian sculptor of the first half of 20th century, Arturo Martini (Treviso 1889 – Milan 1947).

The Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza is the venue for a second exhibition: Harmonies. Figures between myth and reality, curated by Claudia Casali, in collaboration with the Musei Civici in Treviso.

About fifty works harmonically dialogue with the exhibition in Palazzo Fava (Bologna) and complete the artist’s creative career showing his different languages through the use of ceramics, bronze, wood, marble, stone and plaster. They focus the attention on two main themes: the female figure, between myth and reality and the research of the shape that characterized the artist’s last years of life. During his short life Martini was an assiduous and passionate worker, he followed a personal ideal of beauty and admired the greatest personality of the past.

His original stylistic attitude mixes a modern classicality to lyricism. The soul of material emerges in a reverent way and the sculpture assumes an existential attitude. On the occasion of the exhibition, meaningful works of art belonging to different languages have been selected, they make evidences of the artist’s more scholastic moments up to his last experimental creations.