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La cupola e la città

Paintings Acrylic on canvas
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Description by the artist

La cupola e la città (Italian for The dome and the city) is the title of this artwork. A glimpse of a Sicilian city in a composition broken down into parts that recall the cluster of houses in the historic centers of the south, with the landmark of the dome of the main church. Canvas on wooden frame. Acrylic painting on canvas depicting a glimpse of a city with  the dome.


Details and dimensions

Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 70, Width 70, Depth 2
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The domes, differently colored, majolica or rough, are one of the peculiarities of the Sicilian living landscape. This architectural element is one of the many orientalisms found in our island.

(photo) San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo, view of the church and cityscape, XIX century

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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