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Rare large earthenware vessel Italian master Salvatore Meli 1955

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Monumental Salvatore Meli Hand-Glazed Italian Earthenware Vessel from 1955 measuring 18” wide x 10” deep x 26” tall. Top side of base is signed Meli 55 Roma. Possibly the largest and most interesting mid-century ceramic object by Meli to be offered in many years.
Biographical notes: SALVATORE MELI, was born in Comiso, June 1, 1929, lives and works in Rome, the Via Appia Antica in the Studio. It 'was a lecturer in the School of Public Ceramic Art of Civita Castellana (Rm) and the latest headlines Special course "Miscellaneous Techniques of Sculpture" at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. He participated in 1953 at international exhibitions of ceramics in Spoleto, Rome, Stockholm, and until 1955, at the Milan Triennale, the exhibition overseas in Naples, the National Show Albissola Marina di Vicenza, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Australia and Monaco. He has held personally in Rome, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Dublin, Prague, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Geneva, Dubrovnik, Messina, Fiuggi. While continuing to participate in group exhibitions and organize personal exhibitions aimed primarily his creative activity in creating works of art for public buildings and private. "... Salvatore Meli, who started as an immigrant from the island with haunted eyes and mind in confusion, now returning with clear ideas and the reputation of being one of the greatest sculptors, ceramic artists of our time ... he has chosen for his work on very hard materials such as stretching a skin color, or matte and glossy hours, grazing in certain areas need to bare forms in sculpture. a marvelous job ... His sculpture is the result of long and patient labor of an artist among the most serious that we happen to meet. " "As in ancient pots Meli tells his little stories, a simple folk mythology and closer to our life and his imagination when it comes to:-workmen in a factory overrun by cats play with them: ( these are his words) or:-young swimmers who try to catch the polyps and succeed in their aim, or:-a knife-wielding fisherman who dives to free a comrade who is about to be crushed by an octopus. In the storied forms of his pots are the adventures of this kind. And the game began with the strips of clay to define the shape of the vase, decoration continues with the same joy, the same impetus fantastic, the same happiness. And we are grateful to the Meli have found, in these hard times, an aspect of art which is good reason not to neglect. decorative appearance in the most fair and healthy, without snobbery and without intellectuals. "Renato Civelli: "... Salvatore Meli, without doubt among the most distinguished sculptors potters who had Italy in the last fifty years ..."

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
    Due to the nature of these large hand worked pieces there are the typical glaze skips and flaws done in the making, but no chips, cracks or repairs were found.
  • Seller Location
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: U0907288350880

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