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Maronnuzza con picciriddu

Paintings Etna ash fixed on canvas
Single artwork


Description by the artist

My work is a source of inspiration and faith towards religion. Here Our Lady (a maronna in Sicilian) of  Graces, so loved by the women of Trinacria, has a classic veil on her head and the baby boy (u picciriddu in Sicilian) in her arms.

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 40, Width 50, Depth 1
Weight (kg): 0.500
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

In Sicily there are no children but picciriddi, the dialect term with which all children are indicated before becoming carusi themselves (adolescents in Italian). A maronnuzza (Sicilian for Our Lady) is highly venerated on the island.Etna, the highest volcano in Europe (3300 m asl), dominates the eastern part of Sicily but is so huge that you can see up to hundreds of kilometers away. In this work of art, its ash, which during the frequent eruptions falls as rain on the nearby towns (and people must equip themselves with umbrellas), was eternally “trapped” in a canvas.

(photo) Picciriddu warming his hands at the conca

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