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Fausto Melotti: Counterpoint

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

16 January - 7 April

The harmonious and delicately-poised work of Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) is revered in Italy, yet surprisingly little-known in the United Kingdom.
Informed by the languages of music and mathematics, his artistic activity spanned a variety of disciplines and media, and was infused not only with a sense of precision, but also with a spirit of poetry, playfulness and exuberance. Renowned for his elegant abstract sculptures, Melotti also produced a significant amount of figurative imagery during the course of his multifaceted career.

Organized in collaboration with Milan’s Fondazione Fausto Melotti, this exhibition includes key works reflecting the various strands of the artist’s oeuvre, and is the first institutional show to be dedicated to Melotti’s work in Britain.


39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN

Late Opening Night



Join us for a late opening night and visit the exhibition Fausto Melotti and the special display The Making of Modern Italy: Art and Design in the Early 1960s.

In conjunction with the First Thursdays late opening nights, the Estorick Collection and Estorick Caffè will be open until 21.00.

Getting to: Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The gallery is a 6 minute walk from Highbury and Islington station, 9 minutes walk from Essex Road station and 11 minutes walk from Canonbury station.

Buses: The 271 stops outside of the gallery and the 4, 19, 30, 43 stop on Upper Street/Canonbury Lane.

Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice

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