A melancholy of the flesh

Luca Monterastelli2015

Italy - Biennale Arte 2015

Italy - Biennale Arte 2015
Venezia, Italy

Demonstrating great ability in reshaping the identity
of such a “di�fficult” language as sculpture, Luca
Monterastelli transforms the architectural archetype
of the column into a sculptural element, and
creates a dialogue between this form and the walls
that enclose the space, on which dense layers of
colour are applied. The torsion, the sensuality of
matter and the dynamism recall Medardo Rosso’s
shocking experiments with formless matter. The references
to Baroque statuary art are evident, as suggested
by the Archive of Memory, where we also
find the reproduction of Estasi di Santa Teresa by
Gian Lorenzo Bernini.


  • Title: A melancholy of the flesh
  • Creator: Luca Monterastelli
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Medium: Reinforced gypsum and gypsum

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