This catalogue documents the artistic journey of Rotraut both in the pictorial – with works akin to the poetics of Yves Klein, her late husband – and sculptural field. The monumental sculptures of Rotraut, constructed by means of metallic volumes and painted in monochrome colors, represent through forms of pure synthesis, simple and at the same time universal states of mind. With their joyous radiance Rotraut’s sculptures irradiate the open-air settings in which they are installed, so as to form a route running through the City of Lugano from the Museo d’Arte – where her paintings are exposed – to the municipal park and Villa Ciani.


Published by Silvana Editoriale and the Museo d’Arte in Lugano on the occasion of an exhibition at the Muso d'Arte, an initiative of the Polo Culturale Lugano. The publication was prepared in collaboration with Galerie Gmurzynska.


Edited by Bruno Corà and Daniel Moquay.


Prefaces by Giovanna Masoni Brenni for the Municipality of Lugano and Daniel Moquay for the Yves Klein Archives.


Text contributions by Bruno Corà, Jean-Michel Ribettes, Rotraut, and Hans Möller.

160 pages, fully illustrated in color.


Italian and English.