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Description by the artist

Decorative table strip  painted with free reproduction of the frescoes of villa Igiea.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Cotton
Dimensions (cm): Height 120, Width 35
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Villa Igiea is a beautiful Liberty (Art Nouvea) villa in Palermo. It was built in  the 1900 among lush gardens with an extraordinary view of the Gulf of Palermo. Inside there are luxurious frescoed rooms. It was a hotel that  hosted among the most important personalities of the Belle Epoque of the time. The hall of mirrors, frescoed by Ettore De Maria Bergler, a painter born in Naples in 1850, is an explosion of young girls in bloom among irises, poppies and pomegranates, an elegant and enchanted world. These paintings are in excellent harmony with the furniture and architecture designed by Ducrot and Basile. The mirrors and wood frame the spaces amplified by reflections. An extraordinary example of Sicilian Liberty style.

Photo Villa Igiea in Palermo, cc 1920

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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