Pietro Sarto - Chemins détournés


Pietro Sarto (Chiasso *1930), Petite sortie de l’Enfer (Pour Mandelstam), 2006, héliogravure sur papier vélin. Cabinet cantonal des estampes, Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex, Musée Jenisch Vevey © Photo Julien Gremaud

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From 8 April 2022to 31 July 2022
Opening 7 April 2022

Pietro Sarto (*1930) has never considered the practice of engraving other than in its relationship with books. From 1971 onwards, he worked as an editor in the Saint-Prex workshop, which he had set up. In the course of his reading, he has discovered surprising visions of the world that are similar to those he has always developed in his art. Dante, Victor Hugo, Charles Ferdinand Ramuz open up stunning perspectives in their writings that the painter in turn welcomes in his works. Sarto transposes these dizzy spells, confrontations between light and shadow from the painted canvas to the sheet of paper, convinced that the dialogue between the two techniques offers solutions that can only enrich the viewer’s experience.

L’exposition à la Villa dei Cedri

L’exposition consacrée à Pietro Sarto voyage et s’installe à la Villa dei Cedri de Bellinzone.


This book, which reproduces the works on display, is accompanied by a reflection on his approach to printmaking, painting and literature, commented on with extracts from recent interviews with the artist.


Pietro Sarto - Chemins détournés

Autors : Pietro Sarto and Florian Rodari

Coedition La Dogana and Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex, 88 pages

CHF 20.-

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