Avvulamu, acidduzzu beddu
Description by the artist
In Avvulamu, acidduzzu beddu (Sicilian for Let’s fly beautiful bird) my Sicilian doll, with her lemon earrings, holds her little bird in her hand intent on making it fly, losing its freedom.
Details and dimensions
Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 40, Width 40
Handcrafted in Sicily
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
Lemons, and citrus fruits in general, are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They were imported during the Arab domination (IX-XI century). With lemons Sicilians make, among other things, the famous granitas and the equally famous limoncello. It is practically impossible to visit Sicily, even for a couple of hours, without seeing at least one lemon tree.
(photo) Sicilians, early 1900
The Governance also suggests
The objective of the Governance is both to safeguard the traditions and ancient crafts of the people of Sicily, and to sustain economically the Artisans and the Artists, both the real ethno-anthropologists of the country.