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.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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