Michele Melillo



ISBN: 9783777433929 Category:

Nicole Gnesa


The paintings and drawings of Michele Melillo (*1977) enchant the viewer with their lightness and harmonious colours. Accompanied by an explanatory essay by Veit Ziegelmaier, this comprehensive artist monograph reproduces for the first time works from all work cycles by the young German painter and graphic artist.Michele Melillo starts with historicalreferences when developing his works, combining in masterly style motifs from the Baroque and Rococo eras with a modern vocabulary of forms, folkloric ornaments and classical architecture. Fauvist orgies of colour and sprawling lines characterise the recurring subjects of his pictures: the barque as a symbol of the Egyptian sun god Ra, fabulous creatures and unusual animal pictures or portraits of people long believed to be dead. After studying painting with Prof. Axel Kasseböhmer at the Academy of Fine Arts, today Melillo lives and works in Munich. As the monograph impressively proves, hisworks instantly fascinate the viewer and surprise repeatedly with their profound wit.

Additional information

Weight 1382 g
Dimensions 26.8 x 30 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 15 January 2020
Number of pages 192
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.8 x 30 cm
Weight 1382 g