Estasi di Sicilia
Description by the artist
This artwork is called Estasi di Sicilia (Ecstasy of Sicily). Last night I had a dream… It was morning, when the scent of lemons from a remote garden in a villa in Sicily not far from the sea, woke me up.
Details and dimensions
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The woman, with typical Sicilian features, dreams of Sicily lying on a floor with the typical decorations of the Sicilias’s majolica. Sicily, cradle of civilization, in the center of the Mediterranean, has given life to very ancient ceramics, with different colors and shapes depending on the area of the island where they are produced. From the prehistoric ceramic through the extraordinary Siceliot production present in museums around the world, to the Arab glazed ceramic to get to the 1400 when you can see a decisive influence of Spanish and Catalan: The blue is combined with yellow, green and manganese. And the story continues until today with the Sicilian production of ceramics that has always been one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, in the world.
(photo) The “carretto siciliano” (Sicilian cart)