Anna Clara Beccaris

Anna Beccaris was born in Costigliole d’Asti and lives in Canelli. She under-graduated from the Art High School at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, attending the courses of Francesco Casorati and Romano Campagnoli. Later she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Turin.

She was a teacher of art and image in lower secondary school.

She has always painted; she has participated in many painting competitions and has exhibited her works in several solo and group exhibitions.

In 1978 she hold her first personal exhibition in the Castle of Costigliole d ‘Asti. This was followed by her solo exhibitions in: Palazzo della Provincia di Asti (1979), ad Agliano T.(AT) (1979), a Canelli (AT) nel Salone della Cassa di Risparmio di Asti( 1981), ad Agliano T. (AT)(1982), ad Alba(CN) alla Galleria della Maddalena (1983), al Palazzo della Provincia di Asti (1984), a Bra (CN) nella Chiesa di S. Rocco (1984), a Dogliani (CN) (1985), a Torino alla Galleria La Telaccia (1985), a Canelli alla Galleria La Finestrella (1986), al Castello di Costigliole d’Asti (1988), nella Cantina Dei Vini di Costigliole d’Asti (1994), a Torgnon AO (2019), a Torgnon AO (2020), al Castello di Costigliole d’Asti con la Prima edizione di Roràrte (2020) e con la Seconda edizione di Roràrte (2021), a Torgnon AO (2021), ad Asti a Palazzo Ottolenghi (2022) e nel Castello di Costigliole d’Asti con la Terza edizione di Roràrte (2022).

Among others, Franco Asaro, Laura Bosia, Vittorio Bottino, Carlo Cerrato, Ermanno Corti, Manuela Cusino, Marida Fausone, Aldo Gamba, Alba Ghione, Silvia Ravetti…



Still lifes are, for Anna Beccaris, a reason to revive as characters, things that man considers necessary and friends, even exclusive to his existence. Un po’ di tutto nelle tele: angurie, bottiglie, rami, uva, porcellane, mele, il quotidiano disposto con garbo e descritto con una cromia vivace che rallegra quelle “morte” per farle divenire semplicemente “silenti”. Un’occasione per fare pittura che l’artista coglie con immediatezza dopo avere fatto le sue scelte in una felice predisposizione estetica… Vittorio Bottino

From the connotation of the formative path, some constant technical canons in his painting are already revealed to be significant, such as the value of the sign and the line, the “architectural” rigor in the structure of the composition and the perspective function, the formal clarity and layout, the calibrated construction of space through plans, masses and volumes, the use of lights, the taste of color, a set of strict compositional rules, meditated with coherence of intent, according to the ancient and artisan professionalism of painting of historical tradition. Just as the executive technique has distant roots for Anna, so is her language that is faithful to the interpretation of the “true”, through the analysis of natural reality and human existence, eternal parameters of inspiration from which the favorite subjects arise: the figure, the landscape, the composition of flowers, fruit and objects. Therefore, beyond the pleasant aesthetic usability, each canvas is underpinned by a complex and elaborate methodological process, captivating in its operational phases. The sign in fact constitutes an unsuspected, but thoughtful and precise preparatory warp for the spatial texture, for the lines that thus build the planes, the overhangs and the depths, on which color will become the protagonist… Marida Boido Faussone

Here it is then molding masses of color that allow the subject to emerge from the canvas in its three-dimensionality. Like a sculptor, the painter Anna Beccaris, tells the volumes and abandons herself to the brightness of the lights, enhanced by the sudden shadows and placed at the right point. The beauty of his works is a fluorescent swirl of orange, red, yellow tones; sometimes he lets himself go to colder chromatic scales, with passages from blue to gray, to lake greens, but immediately thinks about it and rekindles them with flaming touches like the red petals of a flower or any other pretext with a warm tonal characteristic… Ermanno Corti

Then it is the flowers that enhance the painter’s skill in repeating the shades of colors, the delicate petals of the daisies, the whimsical ones of the sunflowers, the small heather of our woods. Clear images that Beccaris transcribes with idyllic serenity; images of his world that he enhances with art and makes it clear that he loves. Alba Ghione