Carlo Motta, Ed. G. Mondadori; Patrizio Lodato, Assessore ai
Beni Culturali; Giovanni Avanti, Presidente della
Provincia Regionale; Daniela Brignone, Curatrice; Eusebio
Dalì, Assessore alla Cultura e Carlos Julio Sassu Suarez,
Archivio Aligi Sassu.
Motta, Daniela Brignone, Natalia Sassu Suarez Ferri, Carlos
Sassu Suarez e Giovanni Avanti.
this important exhibition of paintings, in the extraordinary
scenery of Palazzo Sant'Elia of Palermo, we conclude the events
organised this year by Archivio Aligi Sassu to keep the memory of
our maestro alive and to pay homage to him in the tenth year after
After the anthologic displays on the unpublished drawings, that
took place in Milan, Besana Brianza and Arezzo, and the one on
sculpture at Ome in Franciacorta, we complete in Sicily this
travel around Sassu's art through the artistic expression for
which he is mainly known, painting.
The eighty paintings on display and in this catalogue, several of
which unpublished, come from private collections and from our
archive and they cover a pictorial path that goes from 1929 to
1997, enabling an comprehensive and deep approach to the
expressive painting by Sassu.
In the rooms of the Palazzo it will be possible to see, for the
first time in Sicily, Uomini Rossi, Cyclists, Horses, Caffè,
Landscapes, Mythology and other themes that represent the most
significant phases of Sassu's painting. It is a rich anthological
exhibition that starts off with a primitive work of 1929 and ends
with a Caffè of 1997, both essential stages in Sassu's activity,
in terms of style and subjects.
Julio Sassu Suarez