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Porta nuova a Palermo

Paintings Oil on canvas
Single artwork


Description by the artist

And every time I go in and out of this door, I feel like I’m living in a time when I wasn’t there, it seems to me that the ticking of the steps stops and the hands begin to whirl backwards, and I…. catapulted into a cart going through Porta Nuova.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 80, Width 40, Depth 3
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Porta Nuova is one of the historical gates of Palermo, adjacent to the Norman Palace. Still existing today, its first foundation dates back to the fifteenth century.

Photo Palermo, Engraving with the square of the Royal Palace lookingtowards the Palace, Porta Nuova and a portion of Via Toledo (now Corso Vittorio Emanuele), 1842

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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