Item 4 – A Solitary Road
Adrienne Cassar


Starting Bidding Price: ?350
Size: 24cm x 32cm



Adrienne Cassar (b.1954) is a bold expressionist cautiously and prudently following in the steps of her father the late Carmelo Mangion (1905-97) and like him she admires the French Impressionists and Expressionists. The freshness, spontaniety and freedom of her brush strokes show a decisiveness of thought and action. Perhaps her best work depicts a path that leads into the picture space when suddenly it disappears into a valley. This scene could be a landscape from her rooftop studio overlooking San Gwann. It gives a sense of space, of freedom and well earned solitude. Her obsession with light entering arched streets and underground vaults reveals her love for contrasts while her streetscapes dominated by our domed churches point to vernacular leanings for hilltop villages, for open spaces and green open countryside. Adrienne is inspired by nature and the connivance of man.