Barbara Fässler is a Swiss artist who was born in Zurich in 1963 and who lives in Milan and Zurich.  She is a teacher of visual arts, design and art history in the Swiss School in Milan.  She graduated in contemporary art in the Villa Arson in Nice (Ecole Pilote Internationale d’Art et de Recherche – International Start-up School for Art and Research), where she took the DNSEP (“National Higher Diploma for Plastic Art”) as well as graduating in theoretical philosophy at the State University of Milan.  She writes about contemporary art for the periodical Studija in Latvia (, for the Kunstbulletin (“Arts bulletin”) in Switzerland ( and for the website in Italy.  She will shortly obtain her Master’s in education and teaching of art from the department of cultural analysis at the University of Art in Zurich (ZHdK).  On this web page two of her drawings have been reproduced:  Abitudine and Passione (“Habit” and “Passion”), belonging to the series “Principles” of 2010.  We asked Barbara Fässler, a Swiss German, to read the verses of Francesca da Rimini in the German translation by the Swiss Walther von Wartburg.

You can find further information about Barbara Fässler on the following two sites:

Barbara Fässler has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (82-142) in the German translation of Wartburg.

To listen to this reading click here below:


In order to read the verses while you are listening to the reading, klick here and operate the audio file from the text page.