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Ottocento Art Gallery dedicates an important exhibition to Pietro Sassi and Pinot Gallizio's work

It is a century of distance to separate them, marked by two world wars, the avant-garde revolution, the radical social, economic, and cultural transformation that has affected their country of origin, Italy, and the whole Europe. Yet the painting by Pietro Sassi ( 1834 ? 1905 ) and Pinot Gallizio ( 1902 ? 1964 ), both Piedmontese - the first of Alessandria, the second of Alba - seems to be associated with a peculiar characteristic of their artistic practice: the coexistence of visceral attachment to their country of origin, to its traditions and customs, with an experimentation open to the instances of the more advanced European figurative culture of their time.
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