Description by the artist
Watercolor print dedicated to the generous and majestic growth of the Ficus Magnolioides, at the Botanical Garden of Palermo. Drawing realized in the shade of the Ficus native of Australia and well acclimatized to the Sicilian sun. The measures and the horizontal extension, make the drawing suitable as an over-door. The watercolor technique allows to capture reality in a fresh and extemporaneous way and is part of the story of a special journey in the Boranic Garden of Palermo through images in an illustrated narrative path that starts from the direct relationship of the places visited. Along the way to the Ficus my attention is caught by the Paradisiacal Muse and below are some drawings of the metopes of the Gymnasium designed by Leon Duforny in the late 1700s.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The Botanical Garden of Palermo dates back to 1779 and has a collection of 12,000 plants. It is a place of great charm and, above all, of great scientific interest for the various botanical species that it houses. Inside the garden there are also several buildings in neo-classical style.
(photo) Palermo conca d’oro, painting, Ettore De Maria Begler, 1909