Il crociato siciliano
Description by the artist
Here is a Sicilian crusader (Il crociato in Italian) at the court of King Frederick II of Swabia!
Details and dimensions
Dimensions (cm): Height 25
Handcrafted in Sicily
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
Federico II of Svevia was King of Sicily from 1198 to 1250. At his court was born the Sicilian poetic school that gave, subsequently, the impulse for the origin of the Italian language. Frederick was nicknamed the Stupor Mundi (the wonder of the world) for his particularly remarkable culture and personality, multifaceted and fascinating, for better or for worse. In Sicily he built several beautiful castles, still in excellent condition, called castles Federiciani.
Photo King Federico II, the Stupor Mundi
“Art is my voice… and my silence. It's all that I experience, my emotions, my way of viewing the world: it’s me. It is with art that I can truly express myself without fear of being judged”
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.