Alma Fassio

Alma Fassio was born in 1932 at Chivasso, near Turin, where she still lives today.
Self-taught painter, she discovered the fascination of colours when she was very young. At the beginning of her career as a painter, Alma Fassio expressed herself in the most popular styles, Realism and Impressionism.

In the1960s, influenced by the avant-garde artistic movements of the early 20th century, above all by Futurism, she realized that an artist can go beyond the mere reality, portraying an object through a mosaic of emotions, and build unknown shapes through a process of synthesis.
In the 1970s, she developed a purely abstract language in her painting. Later she came back to representational art, characterizing the drawing with “strength-lines” that create and disassemble the image at the same time.
In the 1980s, Alma Fassio painted fifteen large portraits, entitled "Chivassesi Protagonisti", of famous and important citizens of Chivasso from the 14th century up to present days.

Throughout her career she improved the technique of colour, shading the colour gradations inside the numerous “tessera” of the picture to get a texture which generates movement and brightness.
Landscape is the key theme of her painting. Besides the close Italian and European landscapes, she discovered new horizons during two journeys to the United States where she experienced deep and intense emotions, totally plunged into an amazing nature.
Since then she has painted many American landscapes.

Alma Fassio was a teacher of “Painting Technique” at the Chivasso U3A (University of the Third Age) for sixteen years.
She was a member of Turin “Circolo degli Artisti” from 1997 to 2003.
In 2000 and 2001, during a sad period of her life, she painted a copy of the “Holy Shroud” which is now in the Church of Our Lady of Loreto in Chivasso.
In 2003 her fifteen paintings “Chivassesi Protagonisti” were acquired by Chivasso Town Council and now they are in the Lecture Hall at Palazzo Einaudi on permanent exhibition.

In the last 15 years, Alma Fassio has taken part in national and international Art Exhibitions.

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