Men and women by ceramist Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Paulette", 1938, Alberto della Ragione collection, Florence

Here is another small selection of the ceramic sculptures Lucio Fontana created between the late 1930s and mid-1950s.

This is the third article in a series about Fontana’s work with ceramic, after one focused on animal subjects, and another on warriors and battles.

This time, we are showcasing his works representing men and women.

Fontana started exploring ceramics in 1935, especially within his collaboration with Giuseppe Mazzotti in his Albisola, Liguria workshop.

He was an active ceramist throughout the 1940s, and achieved international fame in 1949 when his sculptures were included in the “Twentieth-Century Italian Art” exhibition held at New York’s MoMA

July 15, 2016