a cura di Daniela Fonti
9 febbraio-2 marzo 2017

At the Russo Gallery an exhibition that pays homage to one of the most original exponents of the Futurist movement. Painter, sculptor, photographer, fashion designer, designer, architect, inventor and goldsmith: Thayaht, aka Ernesto Michahelles, was an eclectic and innovative artist, a forerunner of new artistic sensibilities.

The exhibition, previewed at ArteFiera Bologna from 27 to 30 January 2017, is curated by Daniela Fonti with the advice of the Seeber Michahelles Archive and with the Association for the patronage and promotion of the figure and work of Ernesto and Ruggero Alfredo Michahelles and testifies to the multifaceted richness of the artist’s creative itinerary, which moves between Deco style and futurist avant-garde, thanks to the presence of about two hundred works including sculptures, drawings and paintings ranging from 1913 to 1940. Real and proper ” global artist ”, Thayaht has in fact ventured into multiple operational fields, from painting to sculpture, from fashion to applied arts, from scenography to graphic and advertising illustration, from goldsmith’s to furnishing. However, all his work stands out for its synthetic lines and shapes, which through precise geometries express an exquisite elegance. On show drawings, projects, paintings and some of his most famous sculptures, such as the Bautta, the Violinist, the Sentinel, the Flutist, the Tennis player, the Fishes, together with the scenographic Dive, created for the Venice Biennale in 1932. In variety of the works on display, the exhibition therefore reconstructs the eccentric and complex personality of Thayaht in the artistic world of the twentieth century.

In the catalog (Manfredi Edizioni) critical texts by Daniela Fonti, Elisabetta Seeber and Carla Cerutti.