Amuri ri casa
Description by the artist
Prickly pears represent a familiar image for every Sicilian. They are Amuri ri casa (Sicilian for love of home). They trigger in us feelings and memories that we love, renewing with a veil of nostalgia, the love for our land. Made of cotton canvas with acrylics. Unique Pieces.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Prickly pears are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They grow everywhere: on the sides of cliffs, in gardens, on the roofs of abandoned houses, on the sides of roads … Its fruit (ripe by the end of August) is delicious and much loved by Sicilians who also make rosoli and mostarda, a sweet typically prepared in jars, with the addition of carnations, cinnamon and almonds. Gelo is also very appreciated, a sort of gelatinous cream. Prickly pears were imported by Arabs during their domination (IX-XI century).
(photo) Piazza Armerina, view of the town with Aragonese castle on the left, before 1851