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Children of Mother Earth

Paintings Acrylic on canvas
Single artwork


Description by the artist

I wanted to represent the Moor’s head , great symbols of the popular Sicilian tradition, as children of this land, that merge in unison. A tribute to Nature and Beauty.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 60, Width 60
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Moor’s heads are a classic representation of artistic Sicily. They tell of a legend in which a beautiful Sicilian fell in love with an Arab at the time that he reigned in Sicily (IX-XI century), being betrayed by the Moor, she beheaded him in his sleep and hung his head, as if it were a vase, on the balcony, also adorning it with a fragrant basil plant that aroused the admiration of unsuspecting  bystanders. In this painting the head of the young lady is adorned with some classic Sicilian fruits (prickly pears, citrus fruits, grapes), chilli peppers and jasmine flowers, one of the most characteristic scents of Sicily. His head is adorned with Mediterranean shells, a star and a seahorse. The Sicilian sun shines among them.

(photo) The Arab conquest of Syracuse (in 878), manuscript

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