Old Catania

Paintings Acrylic on canvas
Single artwork


Description by the artist

The landscape I painted is a search for the ancient in a contemporary way to achieve color effects that create very expressive visual poetic elements.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 120, Width 100
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Catania is the Sicilian city where the volcano Etna is located. It is a city, therefore, designed by the black of the lava stone. It was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. (Katane) and subsequently colonized in turn by the various peoples who have ruled in Sicily. In this work of art by Arabito you can see the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater (II A.D.), the black Colosseum, which are located in Piazza Stesicoro, along the baroque Via Etnea, the heart of the city two steps away from the fish market, this last one is a must for anyone coming to Sicily. The Roman Amphitheater was built in lava stone and bright red bricks and the chromatic effect had to be really fantastic.

(photo) The Amphitheatre in a 1776 etching by Jean Houel

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