Maronnuzza con picciriddu
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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