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TITTA FASCIOTTI (article first published : 2006-07-2)

This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of the death of one of South Africa’s top artists. The work of the late Titta Fasciotti needs no introduction to South African art lovers. For many years one of the country’s most prominent artists, he was renowned for his landscapes, seascapes and figure studies of Xhosa women. Exceptionally versatile, he was equally at home working in oils, acrylics, ink wash, water-colour, pencil and charcoal

Titta Fasciotti was born in Bergamo Italy in 1927 and under difficult circumstances came to reside in South Africa in 1948. His family were all artists and from an early age he was constantly surrounded by art in all its forms. Works by his farther who was an Italian prisoner of war held here in South Africa will also be exhibited.

Fasciotti studied formally at the Accademia di Belle Arti under Professor A Funi and informally under W G Wiles in Knysna, South Africa.

The anniversary of Fasciotti’s death coincides with the rebirth of the Riverbend Art Gallery which, in the 1980’s, was a home for many of his works. It is significant that an exhibition of Titta Fasciotti’s work should serve as the first exhibition in this new gallery. Like Faciotti’s works, the raw features of an old farm shed have been enhanced with the clever use of light and space which is now the new home of Riverbend Art Gallery, situated at Riverbend Crocodile Farm at Southbroom on the South Coast.

More than 50 of Titta Fasciotti’s works will be exhibited from the July 7 to 16. This exhibition will be as much a celebration of Titta Faciotti’s life as a celebration of his immense talent. For more information contact Jean le Roux or Howard Kelly on 039 316 6204 or on h.kelly@venturenet.co.za




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