Titta Fasciotti

 

In 1948 he and his family resided to South Africa under difficult circumstances. His father Gino was an Italian prisoner of war held in South Africa. In South Africa Titta studied informally under another well known artist WG Wiles.

Fasciotti has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the country, Italy, Australia, the USA and the UK and has staged 31 solo exhibitions in SA.

He was a painter of landscapes, still life, seascapes and figures. His use of colour was often striking and rich and he contrasted dark shadows with brilliant sunshine. He brought a freshness and spontaneity to his paintings. In his Karoo landscapes he captured the peace and quiet countryside skilfully.

He saw it as duty to society to bring pleasure through his works and he wanted to light a little candle in the heart with his paintings.

Fasciotti also signed his paintings with the pseudonym, T. Scotty. According to Artistico in George there is a distinct difference in market value between a painting signed Titta Fasciotti and T.Scotty.

A Fasciotti oil painting of 34,5cmx50cm sold in August 2008 at Stephan Welz Auctioneers for R89 600.

Serious art collectors will do well by adding a Titta Fasciotti to their art collection