Venetian Creations in Cortina d'Ampezzo
The first thing that can be said about Rosanna Basilio is that she fits the template of the Venetian artist: she has assimilated, reliveed and recomposed theories of art in an approach that is typical of Venezian art. This type of art is not cultured for the sake of it; it keeps culture under wraps – while displaying the joyous form of the created object, whatever it may be, adorned with colours that a Venetian artist does not show, but rather suggests.
The colours of the Veneto are as allusive as the distances of the lagoon, yet they always sparkle with life. Rosanna Basilio has enriched her life by creating elegant drapery: tapestries with precious metallic materials that give rise to unexpected chromatic and textural effects.
But the artist does not stop there: for years she ha salso been making extraordinary polychromatic and variously shaped – almost shape-changing – glass vases, which have been frequently displayed at exhibitions.
Finally, the least known Rosanna Basilio: an astonishing interpreter of the sill life and the female nude, in line art as well as in water colour, as confirmed by the success of her recent exhibitions.