Lu mari sutta Taormina
Description by the artist
Lu mari sutta Taormina (sicilian for The sea below Taormina) is the title of this artwork. Every flash of the universe has a special richness. Sometimes in a small space there is the whole world. Sea… Mountains… Sky… Land… Sicily. Mazzarò, Taormina. The artwork, painted in oil on canvas, is three-dimensional as it contains real volumes created by the mixed material.
The original title of the painting is “Scorcio d’autore”.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Taormina is a village known throughout the world for its extraordinary beauty due to a series of features that make it unique: it is a balcony overlooking the sea with unique landscape elements, such as the spectacular view of both Etna and the Gulf of Naxos; it preserves ancient monuments unique in the world, such as the famous Greek Theatre (III BC); the town, lying in a slightly elevated position with respect to the coast, is a mixture of medieval flair, Arab and Sicilian with a very particular charm. That glamorous atmosphere that has eternally characterized its history, making Taormina the preferred destination of travelers and celebrities of every age, seems to have never left this enchanting place in Sicily.
(photo) Etna volcano and Taormina Greek theatre, engraving 1779