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


New Display for the Collections

Art | July 19, 2019

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits a unique selection of approximately fifty haute couture designs throughout its entire exhibition space. Read more


London Design Festival

Design | July 11, 2019

London Design Festival returns to the capital for its 17th year this September 2019 with an inspiring programme of events and installations across the city. This year also marks 11 years with the V&A as a collaborating partner and the official Festival hub. During the Festival, the world's leading museum of art, design and performance will once again play host to a series of specially-commissioned projects by internationally-renowned designers. Read more


Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story

Art | July 11, 2019

From June 21 to November 6, 2019, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Basquiat's "Defacement": The Untold Story. This focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), supplemented with work by others of his generation, will explore a formative chapter in the artist's career through the lens of his identity and the role of cultural activism in New York City during the early 1980s. Read more


OPENING: ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019…

Events | July 10, 2019

The Festival will run from May to November 2019, in the same period of the 58th Venice Art Biennale, “May you live in interesting times“, curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and at the Arsenale venues. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!