Ettore Spalletti / Sol LeWitt | ITSLIQUID

Ettore Spalletti / Sol LeWitt

Art | February 6, 2013 |

Vaso, 1992, Cappelle sul Tavo, 1982, pigmento di colore su legno La bella addormentata, 1979, 915×672 by Ettore Spalletti © Galleria Massimo Minini

Ettore Spalletti / Sol LeWitt

“A book – or maybe two – will tell the tale, episode by episode, of an adventure that came about almost by chance, but was then pursued and extended for years. An integral, pivotal role in this story has been played by both Ettore Spalletti and Sol LeWitt, artists “of ours” who almost immediately became cherished friends, and with whom we forged an understanding to which this exhibition tries to bear witness.” Massimo Minini Gallery

Azzurro, Oro, 2001 by Ettore Spalletti © Galleria Massimo Minini

The works by Ettore Spalletti (b. 1940, Cappelle sul Tavo) will include panels, large vases, and alabaster sculptures; and as we have come to see, pieces with the blue of the sky, the brown of the earth, the green of the fields, the pink of flesh. Spalletti’s work is always poised between painting and sculpture, in a successful attempt to wed the two worlds. Italian art itself was born out of the marriage of these opposites, since sculpture was painted in Greece and hence in Rome, but also in Siena, in the work of Jacopo or Valdambrino, with their large frames and lecterns. And for that matter, Art and Architecture have always worked together in founding our culture, building our cities.

Wall-Drawings, 1982 by Sol LeWitt © Galleria Massimo Minini

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), an unchallenged master of conceptualism, radically changed the way we see art with a simple vocabulary of lines, geometric shapes and combinations thereof, shifting the balance of creativity from realization to conception. He was an artist deeply indebted to Italy, where he lived and worked for many years: a country he drew on for chromatic inspiration, while capturing the precious simplicity of the combinatory insights it offered. Like a musician working with the serial nature of sound, LeWitt worked with shapes and colors. The show will include sculptures from various periods, wall drawings and gouaches that form a striking painterly counterpoint to the works of Ettore Spalletti.

more. www.galleriaminini.it

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


INTERVIEW: MARCO RONGA

Interviews | January 22, 2021

Architect by training, he teaches Design and History of Art, self-taught artist since adolescence. Since 1993 he has exhibited his artworks in Padua, Venice, Vicenza, Trieste, Rome, London etc. It has been a partner of LondonArt.co.uk for about twenty years. Read more


Ebony G. Patterson

Art | January 22, 2021

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents an exhibition of new works by Ebony G. Patterson, reflecting on her evolving exploration of the garden as metaphor. The exhibition combines an immersive installation in the Front Gallery juxtaposed to a monumental, multilayered paper collage extending from CAM’s 60-foot-long Project Wall. The new works represent Patterson’s expansion into a new phase of her practice, emerging from the foundation of her past garden-themed constructions. Read more


GERHARD RICHTER: CAGE PAINTINGS

Art | January 19, 2021

Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings (2006) will remain at Gagosian Beverly Hills until April 3. They were a cornerstone of the artist’s retrospective, Gerhard Richer: Painting After All, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last year. In conjunction with this key group of six paintings, a new group of drawings created by Richter on consecutive days during the summer of 2020 is being shown for the first time. Read more


LEE BUL: UTOPIA SAVED

Art | January 12, 2021

Lee Bul (b. 1964) is an artist based in Seoul, South Korea. Trained as a sculptor during the period of social and political upheavals of the 1980s, she started off her artistic career with performative pieces that incorporated wearable soft sculptures. In the 1990s she gained international recognition with a series of provocative works, including her scandalous installation of fresh fish left to decay and her Cyborg sculptures, hybrids of machine and organic forms. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!