THE FOUNDATION
This website is the information service of the Foundation Fabio De Sanctis, the Italian Surrealist sculptor. The Foundation has its headquarters at the "Museo d'Arte delle Generazioni Italiane del 900 - G. Bargellini" (Art Museum of the XX century Italian Generations - G. Bargellini) located in Pieve di Cento - Bologna, Italy. The Foundation's aim is to provide documentations and photographs of Fabio De Sanctis works as well as all information about his activity, biography, videos, photos. This is adressed to Museums, Art Galleries, Libraries, Bookshops, Documentation Centres, Schools and members of the public such as critics, writers, students, artists and collectors. All material, which is continuously updated, is supplied free of charge.
The Foundation is available to organize exibitions, loans of available works and to provide any information that may be required to make the Artist known.
 
  FABIO DE SANCTIS - BIOGRAPHY
Fabio De Sanctis was born on Rome on 7-2-1931. He studied in Rome. After the war De Sanctis came into contact with the word of the visual arts, making friends with various artists who worked in the capital. At eighteen he enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture in Rome, and part of his interests were absorbed by the university and the problems of his chosen discipline. During this period he executed tempera drawings, a few oils, and some ceramic sculptures.
He was graduated in 1957 and opened an architectural office,participating in competitions and designing buildings for private and public clients.....


 
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André Breton - La poésie dans ses meubles
Nous en restions à cette exquise "fantaisie en prose": Le Meuble, de Charles Cros, où la nostalgie confine, d'ailleurs, à l'anticipation: "On est dupe de cela, on se dit: c'est un meuble et voilà tout, on pense qu'il n'y a rien derrière les glaces que le reflet de ce qui leur est présenté. - Insinuations qui viennent de quelque part, mensonges soufflés à notre raison par une politique voulue, ignorances où nous tiennent certains intèrets que je n'ai pas à definir...". Ces mensonges sont prècisèment ce que Fabio De Sanctis et Ugo Sterpini ont réussi - c'est là un événement considérable - à prendre au collet. Par eux le "mystère du meuble" n'est plus seulement là fuyant comme une ombre...
 
FABIO DE SANCTIS- ESPOSIZIONE ANTOLOGICA
opere dal 1961 al 2002 - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Bruxelles
23, Rue Ravenstein - 1000 Bruxelles
 
  PRESENZE NELLE COLLEZIONI DEI MUSEI
MUSEO BRINDISI - LIDO SPINA
sedia in ferro  1963
MUSEE D'IXELLES - BRUXELLES
la traversée des Alpes  1972
CITTA' DI VOLTERRA
il principio del piacere  1973
CITTA' DI TERNI
la conquista del valore naturale  1990
CITTA' DI FAENZA
elmo  1985
MINISTERIO DE EDUCATION Y CIENCIA - BARCELONA - Primo premio de Escultura X Bienal 92
the never ending story  1985
GALLERIA NAZIONALE D'ARTE MODERNA - ROMA
apparecchio tridimensionale con lunghi fregi  1986
ISRAEL MUSEUM - JERUSALEM
les charmes de kadali  1990
GALLERIA COMUNALE D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA - ROMA
la condizione di natura  1988
ISRAEL MUSEUM - TEL AVIV
L'Oggettività degli oggetti  1978
 
Arturo Schwarz
La Memoria del Viaggio
My friendship with Fabio De Sanctis dates back to more than thirty years ago. In December 1965 I visited the Paris International Exhibition of Surrealism, to which Fabio had been invited. The show, the last which André Breton conceived, was indeed his spiritual testament and was very properly titled L'Écart absolu. The title came from a sentence written by the XIX utopian philosopher Charles Fourier and aimed at stressing the extreme distance and the insurmountable distance separating the Surrealist vision of life and art from the common one....."
edizioni Bora Bologna
 
 
CONFRONTI DA MUSEO
Museo d'Arte delle Generazioni Italiane del '900
Pieve Di Cento - Bologna
6 settembre - 14 ottobre 2003