Franciscu aceddri aceddri
Description by the artist
He was a clochard from Sciacca in the 1930s, famous for pitting philosophical phrases. He has an intense gaze, full of humanity, would like to vibrate the dormant lines of solidarity.
Details and dimensions
Materials: Graphite on encaustic on wood
Dimensions (cm): Height 128, Width 103
Weight (kg): 10
Handcrafted in Sicily
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
Francesco De Francisci, better known as Franciscu Aceddri Aceddri, a figure of homeless-philosopher considered the Diogenes of Sciacca, famous for his sententious phrases, he lived on alms and at night, to overcome the cold, would break into the oven of a bakery called ” la gna’ Barbareddra,” Among Francis’s benefactors was Don Luigi Ciaccio, who periodically, after giving him a general cleaning, provided him with a new suit . His character inspired painters and ceramists of the 1950s/60s.
Photo: Sciacca, the carnival, early 1900
Sacred and ethnic painting
“I have a yearning for images that reconnect the inside and the outside, the sky and the earth .... transforming graphite and colors into glimmers of light. Because one can discover the beauty of art where God has placed it”
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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