117th Meeting Artist
Grace Cassar - painter and pianist
The 117th Art Discussion Group Meeting
will be held on Thursday 16h January 2014 at 19.30hrs at MISCO OFFICE (first
floor) in Fino Building in Notabile Road, Mriehel. ADG is inviting the
painter and pianist Grace Cassar to meet its members and friends
in relation to her exhibition: Romantic & Expressive inaugurated on Friday
10th January 2013 at the Auberge d’Italie, in Merchants Street,
Valletta. The artist will answer questions from the floor regarding hers
vision, concept, and career.
‘Romantic & Expressive’ is a large retrospective and representative exhibition of her work (about 74) that demonstrates her love of drawing and composition. Our members and friends have an opportunity to view through professional images shown on screen this collection.
Grace Cassar is a romantic expressionist of feeling with an intense leaning towards a classical approach to art and a deep welling of sentiment with moods that vary from the passionate, to delicate and to elegant statements or suggestions the result of a sensitive, sensible and intense character. Her versatile and prolific expression is backed by a solid academic background and a serious study of drawing technique under experienced and established local and foreign masters including: Charles Cassar, Harry Alden, Matthew Cassar and Ewa Gargulinska.
She has intensely studied the masters: Turner, Monet, Degas and Cezanne, an involvement that reflects in her work while her talent for music and her long experience as an accomplished pianist has developed and consolidated her sensitivity and sensibility to harmony, unity and balance.
Her favourite composers are: Chopin and Andrew Lloyd Weber; the former exposes her classical leanings, the latter her intensity for romantic, sentimental moods and her yearning for a modern creative approach. She is a lover of nature and is a firm believer that Nature is her master. She seeks inspiration in flowers, trees and the animal world, especially in dogs and felines.
Eclectic, versatile and prolific she finally decided to organize a retrospective exhibition of over 70 works including portraits, still life, landscape, the human figure and particularly flowers in different media: oil, soft pastel, acrylic, watercolour sketches and graphics.
Such a positive exercise will give her the opportunity for auto criticism and the evaluation of the general public that will accentuate her deep desire to learn encouraged by her extrovert nature and great sensibility.
A vast collection that emanates a deep sense of sensitivity and sensibility, passion and intensity, a sense of great observation and reflection but above all a human touch: romantic, expressive, warm and felt. Her expression is a paean to nature’s beauty in a lyrical and poetic language.
10. 01. 2014