Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s
Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s
Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s
Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s
Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s
Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s
Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s

Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli, Italy 1950s

Sculptural vase by Salvatore Meli (Comiso, 1929 - Rome, 2011), Italy, 1950s. Meli, an alumnus of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, emerged as a pivotal figure in the Italian post-war art movement. His work navigates the delicate balance between painting and sculpture. This vase is particularly notable for its unusual organic shape, along with its distinctive painting and texture. It is crafted from plaster, reinforced with cotton and metal wire—a testament to Meli's innovative techniques from his early career. This method allowed him to fashion extraordinary forms that would later evolve into creations using more traditional materials like terracotta, finished with glaze. The vase's surface is treated in a manner akin to a painted canvas, completed with a clear matte protective coating. Drawing inspiration from primitive art, notably the Etruscan civilization, this piece clearly reflects Meli's fascination with ancient pottery and painting methods. The vase is signed at the bottom: Meli. It is in excellent condition.

DIMENSIONS: W 39 x D 39 x H 37 cm
PRICE: € 5800