ZAULI, 1974. DIARIO RISERVATO DI UN VIAGGIO IN GIAPPONE
Carlo Zauli (Faenza, 1926 – 2002) is a leading figure of 20th century italian sculpture. Like other masters of previous generations, from Martini to Fontana and Leoncillo, his technical training was in the field of ceramic art. Zauli moved away from its formal principles in the sixties, however, when his work moved towards a complex form of plastic research of great expressive richness. In the late Sixties he increases awareness of the relationship between primary shapes and the matter through a “naturalization of geometries”. The balance between these two opposites, which is constantly fragile, is the key of the Japanese profound interest for Zauli’s works. His artistic creation reminds of important themes for the japanese culture, such as the dynamism of contrasts between natural and non-natural shapes, the vital quiver of matter and the philosophical balance between yin and yang.
Ideated by Monica Zauli this project is completed with texts by Bruno Corà, Marco Vallora and Monica Zauli, which provide an all-around interpretation on the author’s work.