Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) was an Italian artist who worked across a range of mediums, including sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and poetry. He is particularly known for his abstract, geometric sculptures that incorporate elements of both classicism and modernism.
Melotti studied engineering and mathematics before turning to art, and his works often demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail and precision. He was a member of the Milanese art scene during the 1930s and 1940s and was associated with the Novecento Italiano movement, which sought to revitalize Italian art by drawing on classical forms and techniques.
In addition to his sculpture, Melotti was also known for his ceramic works, which often took the form of abstract vessels and figurative sculptures. He was also a published poet and essayist, and his theoretical writings explored the relationship between art and science, as well as the role of the artist in society.