Paintings Acrylic on canvas
Single artwork


Description by the artist

In my painting Coralline my Sicily is represented as a woman. A face only with a firm, hieratic gaze, meant to highlight the personality of this very feminine figure whose eccentricity is underscored by the different coral earrings, one branched as found in nature, rough; the other worked, polished drop-shaped, long, like a tear. Woman strong and fragile at the same time. Her eyes are clear, cerulean, almost blue, like the makeup on her eyelids and like the three small circles on the side to symbolize the sea of our land that surrounds it  and envelops it all. Coralline is a passionate, strong-willed young woman.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 30, Width 25
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The processing of red coral  is an art that dates back to the eleventh century, when the Arabs ruled in Sicily. Since then, skilled Sicilian coral masters have created real masterpieces, such as nativity scenes, necklaces, bracelets, liturgical objects … in which the coral is often coupled with copper, gold, lava stone. Princes, cardinals, popes and wealthy aristocrats were among the great clients.

Photo: Sicilian noblewoman, 1800

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.
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