An extraordinary event featuring three important contemporary art museums, Maxxi, Madre and Gam gathered to celebrate one of Italy's modern art prominent figures.
Electa publishes an updated monograph on Ettore Spalletti. Over the last forty years, Spalletti experienced some of the most significant circumstances in the international art scene maintaining though a strong personal method and developing a language that brings modern and classic together. The essays by Gabriele Guercio, Gloria Moure, Carlo Basualdo, Andrea Viliani and Danilo Eccher analyse all the aspects of Spalletti’s work, from painting to sculpture to art installation. This book neutralizes the classic chronological approach to art, and describes his memorable as well as novel and recent works. The great variety of iconographic references shows a large selection of art works from the artist’s studio but also from private and public collections, an itinerary that tracks down Spalletti’s career from the beginnings in the mid seventies to nowadays.
Ettore Spalletti’s art travels through painting, sculpture and space, translating colour and geometry into an intense perceptual experience. The simplicity of shapes used by the artist is a source of tension between daily domestic life – stretching from a mountain’s profile to the archetypal forms of household objects – and a metaphysical horizon where the single item becomes universal. The artist’s approach to colours is the same: he opts for flesh pink, sky-blue and absolute white thus connecting figurative and abstract art, physical perception and ideal comprehension; the result is a fusion of nature’s colours and rational forms.