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The Story
of the Carmelites

An untiring and curious experimenter with technique, Sassu has also tried his hand at mosaics, in works for the most part destined to public places, either religious or civic. In the first category are the mosaics in the apse of Lodi cathedral and those of The Story of the Carmelites for the church of Nostra Signora del Carmine in Cagliari, both of the 1960s, and later two large mosaic works for the church of Sant?Andrea at Pescara, where he had already painted the chapel of Vatican Council II.

The Angevin Uprising

In the sphere of civic public decoration are The Angevin Uprising of 1962 for the elementary school of Thiesi - in which a section painted in silicon is accompanied by a stone mosaic relief forming the image of a large figure - and the monument to the fallen members of the attack troops of the Corpo di liberazione nazionale, created in 1970 using a similar technique - an imposing mosaic of stones and twisted iron - in Sant?Angelo in Vado, in the Marches. This last work was executed in collaboration with Francesco Sassu, the artist?s brother who is an architect.

In 1998 the fresco The Myth of Prometeus, realized in Ozieri in 1969, was transformed into a mosaic.