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    MARGHERITA FASCIONE

    Margherita Fascione, a graduate in Philosophy, Classical Letters, and specializing in Aesthetics and in the theory of the arts, is a self–taught artist; her classical formation and her interest in nature, allows her to identify, among the characters of the ancient Myths, the protagonists of her works. Venus, Circe, Orfeo and Euridice, Love and Psyche have been the main protagonists of some of her first works; the characters, outlined with plastic strength, they are absorbed in a dream like atmosphere in an indefinite space, in which the colours, pure and highly contrasting, determine the depth and the visual priority. The artist prefers to paint the female figure; being identified as ethereal figures that are identified and outlined with rapid brushstrokes. Marcello Carlino, in his critique (Rome – April 2004), with reference to Fascione's works writes: her paintings makes use of figures and styles from the time of the late '800s when Symbolism was in vogue, giving slightly erotic nuances and delicate touches and accompanying the myth with an elegant conteraction of anachronism and of separation."  
    The landscapes that are dear to the artist were the subject of paintings realised in 2004; in them the colours, the light and the themes used  - the land of Rocca d'Evandro, il Garigliano, and the woods – show very well the bond between the artist and her native land. In her most recent paintings, Fascione experiments with new artistic languages, using materials, textures and miscellaneous techniques in the same painting; the characters are always tied to the worls of the Myth (Labyrinth), but her female forms , even in this case being the uncontested protagonists of her works, are uneasy signs of hidden messages. The colours, strong and contrasting – an intense red, symbolising sacrifice, generosity and aggressivity, and the blue, symbol of spirituality and moral strength, transmit restlessness and they attract the observer to the work.