Men and women by ceramist Lucio Fontana

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

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Italian torso", 1938, Karsten Greve collection

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Italian torso", detail

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"La Hospitalidad", 1940, Robert Matta collection, Paris

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Woman with Flower", 1948, Mart, Rovereto

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Female Figure with Flowers", 1948, private collection

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Woman's Bust", 1949, private collection

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Woman's Bust", 1954, private collection

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Woman's Bust", 1954, private collection

Lucio Fontana, sculture in ceramica

"Madonna with Child", 1955, private collection

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