“The stylistic knowledge of volumes and surfaces and the dialectics of planes and voids, in one word, the measure of rhythm, are always suitable to determine the quality of a sculpture”
Giannetto Salotti


Sculptor Giannetto Salotti received his education at the Passaglia Art Institute of Lucca and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where he graduated with top marks in 1941. He began his artistic career in 1945 based on a firm technical background and figures characterized by a strong realism, which developed into the essential expression of shapes. Since 1970, Salotti has been invited to the Sculpture Seminars of Fondazione Henraux, together with the leading world representatives of vanguard sculpture: Henry Moore, Hans Arp, Joan Mirò and others. The artist has taken part in exhibitions in Italy, The Netherlands, France, USA, Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. He has received important National and International commissions. His works can be found in major museums in Italy and abroad. In 1952 Salotti began teaching in Volterra, Ortisei and Pistoia. He became Professor of Figurative Arts and Decorative Sculpture at the Liceo Artistico Art School in Lucca. Over the past years, in addition to sculpture and graphics, he has also shown interest in painting.

Antonello Trombadori, Pier Carlo Santini, Arrigo Benedetti, Raffaele Carrieri, Mario Cancogni, Krimer, Paul Dumon, Lucia Toesca, Domenico Acconci, Roberto Giovannelli, Mario Marzocchi, Tommaso Paloscia, Mirko Pucciarelli, Florio Santini, Antonella Serafini and others have written about him.

The photographs published in the TimeLine were taken from the Artist’s website www.salottiscultore.info