Pietro Sassi - Vivere dell'arte e coll'arte (Living of and with art)
from 12 March 2021 to 28 November 2021
The Town of Alessandria pays tribute to the painter Pietro Sassi (Alessandria 1834-Rome 1905) with an anthological exhibition set up in the Municipal Art Rooms of Via Machiavelli. Pietro Sassi, the Italian painter, was born in Alessandria on 24 November 1834. From Alessandria, he moved to Rome and travelled around Italy and abroad in search of ideas for his paintings and watercolours. The exhibition includes about fifty or so of his works from both public and private collections, not only by Sassi but also by artists such as Giovanni and Teodolinda Migliara, Massimo d’Azeglio, Giacinto Corsi di Bosnasco, Giovanni Renica, Giuseppe Camino, Antonio Fontanesi, Jean Charles Ferdinand Humbert. They share a single theme, that of landscape, which for the entire second half of the 19th century was at the centre of the research of the most innovative artists and that Sassi would have handled for decades, making it his "specialty". Initially scheduled for December 2020, the inauguration of the exhibition has been rescheduled to 26 March 2021 due to the current health emergency. Awaiting to be able to visit it in safety, the public can admire the works comfortably from their own home and follow the stages of the exhibition setup through the digital contents that will be published on the web week after week.
The exhibition is promoted and organised by the Municipality of Alessandria in association with the Azienda Speciale Multiservizi "Costruire Insieme" and the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Alessandria and Fondazione CRT, sponsored by Regione Piemonte. The exhibition is accompanied by a Sagep Editori catalogue with texts by the curator, an introductory essay by Piergiorio Dragone and rich documentary content. Days and times of admission will follow the provisions of the ordinances.