Les Artistes

"Resonance(s)" april - june 2014 

Born in 1899 in Italy and died in 1969.

Because of his political activism, Frederico (Fred) Carasso fled from Italy at the beginning of the 1920’s and passed by different countries before he eventually find refuge in The Netherlands, which became his new homeland. His body of work reflects his political engagement and critical visions of the society; hypocrisy, social disparity and injustice are some of his recurring themes. The human figure is central to Carasso’s work. Particularly fascinated by the female form, it inspired him sculptures filled with strength and sensuality. His later figures developed into more abstract and free compositions. Though mainly a sculptor, he also created drawings, gouaches and collages.