Marcello Morandini, 555, 554, 556, 2008. Lacquered wood and Plexiglass, 3 elements, 154 x 297 x 22 cm.

Marcello Morandini

Mantua, Italy

Casa del Mantegna

The work of a living sculptor who describes the “infinite and eternal world of geometry” might, or might not, fit happily into living space planned with geometrical rigor by a 15th-century painter and now put to use as a gallery. Andrea Mantegna designed his house in Mantua to have an unadorned brick exterior, to be precisely square, and to encase a circular courtyard as a grand surprise within. The work of Mantua-born Marcello Morandini recently elbowed its way into Mantegna’s oddly shaped rooms and made itself comfortable within their spaces. Respect for geometry wins…see the full review in July/August’s magazine.