oil on canvas
49 x 70 cm
Fondazione Aligi Sassu e Helenita Olivares
In Sassus landscapes, between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s, one perceives a dramatic sense of color, achieved through strongly dissonant juxtapositions of reds, yellows, greens. In this view of the mountains of Lombardy, where the artist often vacations, these chromatic choices, while strong and intentionally pronounced, are however balanced by a clear compositional rationality. It might seem that the aspiration towards classicism sought by the artist, which would become increasingly deliberate in subsequent compositions, begins here to reveal itself above and beyond a surface sensualism.