Chitarra battente barocca
Description by the artist
The instrument is carved in a single piece of wood, the soundboard in fine resonance spruce is finely decorated. Lively and balanced sonority. We find it in several paintings in the area of Acireale.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The instrument brings to mind the Sicily of XVII-XVIII century when, especially among the renowned Sicilian aristocratic circles, those who bring us back to the Leopard of Tomasi of Lampedusa, it was played by skilled island musicians .
Photo: Acireale, city seen from the sea, 1657