Description by the artist
In this painting I wanted to create suggestive effects within a pictorial surface.
Details and dimensions
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 70, Width 50
Handcrafted in Sicily
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
Grotta Bombarda (located in Marettimo) is located in the Egadi Islands, an archipelago about 7 km from Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily. They are a repository of beautiful landscapes (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo) and history. Among the latter we remember Mozia (VIII B.C.), one of the three Phoenician strongholds together with Solunto and Palermo and today an entire archaeological site. The Egadi were the seats of many tuna fisheries and salt pans. We are in a Sicily with strong Arab-African contaminations. The houses are white, the cous-cous a typical dish.
(photo) Sicily, map of joan martines, 1500