Carlo Ramous

Testa

1955

refractory terracotta

22 x 20 x 18 cm

(CR02)

  • 55 Testa H21x20x18
55 Testa H21x20x18

Works

  • 55 Figura Piegata H22x63x19
  • 55 Testa H21x20x18
  • 57 Due Figure H61x31x15
  • 71 Sogno 64x54
  • 74 Senzatitolo8 72x95
  • 81 Senzatitolo38 81x61
  • Carlo Ramous Spilla 1

Biography

Carlo Ramous was born in Milan on June 2, 1926; he attended the Artistic High School at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, and then continued his studies at the Accademia di Brera with Marino Marini and Giacomo Manzù. At the Accademia di Brera, in 1946 he exhibited his first work of inspiration anthropomorphic freely inspired by Boccioni, Fontana and Melotti.
Soon he sets himself on the scene of Italian abstract sculpture. Personal exhibitions are organized around the world in major museums and galleries. Among all the places are Milan - Galleria Il Milione (1956), Geneva - Jolas Gallery (1971), Milan - Piazzetta Reale (1974), La Spezia - Anthological Exhibition at the Allende Center (1977), Gubbio - Antologica. Twenty years of sculpture (1987). His works are also exhibited in personal exhibitions and major international exhibitions: Venice Biennale in 1958, 1962, 1972; Biennial of Alexandria of Egypt in 1960 and of Sao Paulo in 1961; Quadriennale of Rome in 1955, 1959, 1965, 1973; Triennale of Milan in 1954, 1960, 1964; Antwerp International Biennial in 1965 and 1973; and other important international reviews from Paris to Tokyo, from Rome to London, from Oslo to Milan, from New York to Antwerp, from Alexandria to Tehran, from Mexico City to Budapest, to Aquila, Zurich , Cologne, Nuremberg, Berlin to Sidney, The Hague, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Dusseldorf, Los Angeles, Lagos.
Among the museums that own his works, it is worth mentioning: Museum of Modern Art Villa Giulia in Rome, Museo Cà Pesaro of Modern Art in Venice: Modern Art Gallery in Milan, Colgate Museum in New York, Middelheim Museum in Antwerp , Forma Forma Viva Museum of Portoroz.
The most important critics took care of his work such as Trier, Dorfles, Russoli, Gassiot-Talabot, Valsecchi, Elgar, Ashbery, Dance, Leveque, Carandente, Alvard, De Micheli, Welcher, Crispoli, Coulan, Natali, Gualdoni, Bettolini.
In addition to countless personal and collective exhibitions, he has performed numerous great works for architecture, including: architect Mario Tedeschi, the church of Santa Marcellina and the church of Don Bosco in Milan; with the engineer Tullio Patscheider the façade bas-reliefs of the Rotocalco Ambrosiana plant in Cinisello Balsamo, the impressive facade of over 1000 square meters of the Cino del Duca Impression in Blois (France) and, always with Patscheider, the decorative tile line outdoor "Patram".
In his works, dynamic tension and plastic presence coexist; Geometric spatiality is partially exalted and contradicted by a clever game of balance that can challenge the heaviness and rigidity of the materials used, such as wood and metal.
His works progressively become more aerial, ideograms or three-dimensional signs that find their place in urban contexts. "The environment is important, and only in terms of it the artist assumes his identity." (Alessandro G. Amoroso).
"Ramous's sculpture really needs to get out of the Museum or the Gallery to face the open spaces, the sky and the houses, with green and cement. In this sense, it is, in many respects, a precise intuition of the sculpture-environment relationship in a geometric and antifigurative dimension which, however, can ignite the light of a never free imagination, never entrusted to the case. "(Paolo Pillitteri)
Among the sculptures that left an indelible trace in his hometown are "Window in the Sky" (1968) in Piazza Miani, "Gesto per la Libertà" (1972) on Piazza della Conciliazione, and "The Fallen Monument to the Island "(1972) in Piazzale Segrino, as well as numerous works in public places such as schools and hospitals.
In the 1980s, Ramous worked on his continuous research into numerous sets of zinc-plated sketches, real studies for great achievements. They are small structured elements, where the plastic form dissolves in its spatial and fantastic negative, for a new oscillation of the overall image.
The monumental "Ad Astra" (1992), a 7-ton, 12-meter-high stainless steel complex, is installed in Japan's main square in Chiba City.
He died in Milan on November 16, 2003. Since November 2, 2006 he has been among the well-known celebrities at the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1956
Milano, Galleria del Milione,
Roma, Galleria Alibert
1958
Colonia (D), Istituto Italiano di Cultura
1959
Milano, Galleria del Disegno
1960
Zurigo (CH), Galerie Suzanne Bollag
Freiburg in Breisgau (D), Al Kunstverein
Norimberga (D), Frankische Galerie
1961 Venezia, Galleria del Cavallino
1962
Monza, Galleria Caprotti
Milano, Galleria Blu
Monza Museo Civico dell'Arengario
1964
Parigi Galleria Blumenthal 03/03 - 03/04
1966
Parma Galleria La Ruota 7/20 maggio

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selections):

2015
Ginevra Galleria Zannettacci
Milano Spazio Tadini
2013
Milano Universita' Bocconi- 1966-1976,
Milano e gli anni della grande speranza
2010
Venezia Museo Ca' Pesaro
2010
Torino Antropocentrica il Genio Rinascimentale attualizzato - palazzo atena
2009
Gala Barcellona p.g. (ME)
Museo Epicentro XVI Esposizione Nazionale
1998
Tolentino (MC)
Castello della Rancia " Memorie 50 anni dDopo"
1995
Tokio - Siracusa - Milano
IV Mostra itinerante di arte contemporanea
1989
Genova Galleria La Polena - Milano punto uno
1988
Milano Studio Marconi - Milano punto uno piccolo formato
1979
Padova Galleria d'arte Verdi - 7 scultori per Matera
1978
Como 1° Rassegna biennale scultura contemporanea
1977
Parigi 1° Triennale europeenne de sculpture
1974
Milano Ambrosianeum, arte e civilta' della tavola

Tokyo Sette scultori italiani contemporanei

Hong Kong City museum & art gallery, Contemporary italian Sculpture
1969
Haarlem Halsmuseum, Artisti italiani nelle collezioni olandesi

Bruxelles Mostra autonoma italiana - Italia 69
Monza Villa Reale scultura italiana all'aperto
1969
Trieste 50 Anni di disegno contemporaneo
L'Aquila Aspetti della nuova scultura europea
1965
Zurigo Galleria Ziegler
1963
Milano Galleria l'Indice
Milano Salone Annunciata, Scultura europea
New York World House Galleries,Gallery Group
Milano Scultori della scuola di Milano, Centro culturale Pirelli
Parigi Musee' Rodin, Pavillon de la Jeune Sculpture
1954
Milano Esposizione collettiva Palazzo Permanente
Milano X° Triennale
1948
Bologna Mostra d'arte contemporanea

MUSEI IN POSSESSO DI OPERE:

Museum of Modern Art Di New York
Museo D'arte Moderna Valle Giulia Di Roma
Museo Ca' Pesaro D'arte Moderna Di Venezia
Museo D'arte Moderna Revoltella Di Trieste
Museo Di Saarbruecken
Museo D'arte Moderna Di Cinisello Balsamo
Civica Raccolta Bertarelli Di Milano
Galleria D'arte Moderna Aroldo Bonzagni Di Cento
Galleria D'arte Moderna Di Gubbio
Colgate Museum Di New York
Middelheim Museum Di Anversa
Gabinetto Disegni E Stampe Dell'istituto Di Storia Dell'arte Dell'universita' Di Pisa
Civica Pinacoteca Di Monza
Galleria D'arte Moderna Di Milano
Museo Forma Viva Di Portoroz
Museo Beli Vencac Di Arandjelovac
Museo D'arte Moderna Di La Spezia
Galleria D'arte Moderna Di Gallarate 

ESPOSIZIONI PUBBLICHE:

ARCO, giardini pubblici fermata M5 ex-trotter, MILANO
CONTINUITA', giardini del Palazzo della Triennale, MILANO
GESTO (Per la Liberta'), Piazza Conciliazione, MILANO
TIMPANO, giardini del Palazzo della Triennale, MILANO
MONUMENTO AI CADUTI DELL' ISOLA, Piazzale Segrino, MILANO
FINESTRA NEL CIELO (Monumento ai Caduti per la Liberta'), Piazza Miani, MILANO
AD ASTRA, Chuo Park, CHIBA CITY (GIAPPONE)
GESTO DELLA MANO, Liceo Cremona, Viale Marche, MILANO
BALLATA NEL PLENILUNIO, Scuola Via Forze Armate, MILANO
SPAZIO ANSIOSO, Scuola, CESANO MADERNO (MB)
SENZA TITOLO, Scuola Media, CASINA (RE)
SANTA MARCELLINA, Chiesa, bassorilievi di facciata, Milano
SAN GIOVANNI BOSCO, Chiesa, bassorlievi di facciata e interni, Milano
ROTOCALCO AMBROSIANA, Stabilimento, bassorilievi di facciata, Cinisello Balsamo (MI)
IMPRIMERIE CINO DEL DUCA, Bassorilievi di facciata, Blois (Francia)



Exhibitions

Sogno

Carlo Ramous, materia e materia

From 15 December 2017 to 17 January 2018