From a window of the castle of Aci
Description by the artist
In this painting I gave the idea of evoking the landscape that contrasts with the blackish frame at its edges, it is this contrast with the colors smeared on the surface that creates a magical aesthetic vision.
Details and dimensions
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 70, Width 50
Handcrafted in Sicily
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
The castle of Acicastello is a wonderful creation of the volcano Etna, in which a huge lava rock overlooking the sea has been both modeled and borrowed by man to build walls and rooms of this castle. Most probably it was built during the Byzantine era (VI-VII century) on a pre-existing Roman fortress. It is located in the central square of this beautiful village and is one of the great symbols of Sicily. Inside the castle there is a small museum with archaeological, paleontological and mineralogical sections. From this beautiful pointed window the landscape is dominated by the sea of Sicily.
(photo) Aci Castello castle, Central keep and other fortifications on top of the rock. Genre scene in the foreground, 1776, Jean Houel