“Presepi di carta”: Tassotti makes the art of the print
“Presepi di carta”: Tassotti makes the art of the print and of the Christmas tradition to live again in Bassano (VI).
The art of making Nativity scenes with paper, spread since the XVII Century thanks to the Remondini activity, has always been interesting for Giorgio Tassotti and his printing. At that time, the scenes were realized with the woodcutting technique that easily allows obtaining characteristics figures to colour with precise outlines to cut.
Precious and unique objects, which during Christmas time will be the protagonists of two initiatives in Bassano: the exhibition “Presepi di Carta” organized by the Musei Civici - Assessorato alla Cultura di Bassano del Grappa at Chiesetta dell’Angelo and a life-sized reproduction of the Nativity scene in Piazza Libertà, supported by Associazione Pro Bassano.
Until the 20th of January, from Friday to Sunday 3 pm – 7 pm, at Chiesetta dell’Angelo will be possible to visit the exhibition and to admire woodcut Nativity scenes belonging to the collection of Alberto Milano. The papers shows how the do-it-yourself Nativity technique and tradition evolved from the ‘800 to the beginning of the ‘900.
Three remondinian woodcuts will be there as well, dated back to the second half of the ‘700, together with a reproduction of one of their scenes, realized by Giorgio Tassotti in 1990. Tassotti curates the exhibition, while the installation has been realized by Roberto dalle Nogare.
From Sunday December, the 2nd an evocative scenic plant with natural dimensions, of 5 meters by 3, will be visible in Piazza Libertà, a careful reconstruction of the same Nativity scene realized by Tassotti in 1990. 18 characters printed on wooden support and placed on a wooden platform, in different sizes, to give the Nativity an evocative perspective depth.
Some examples of the paper Nativities made by Tassotti are still available online.
During Holidays Season, here then reappear, thanks to Tassotti, pieces of history inextricably linked to the art of print, the Remondini and the City of Bassano.