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Saline di Trapani

Paintings Acrylic on canvas
Single artwork


Description by the artist

The color of the golden sunset and the blinding white of the salt evaporation ponds in Trapani (Italian for Saline di Trapani). When I arrive in Trapani they manifest in all their splendor and I am home.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions (cm): Height 50, Width 50
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Western Coast of Sicily is characterized by a series of salt evaporation ponds  which, especially in the past, gave work to many Sicilians. Famous are those between Trapani and Paceco. It is a magical place, of great charm and poetry. The white hills of salt, the mills with their propellers, the tanks for the collection drawn with the walls in the middle of the sea, the extraordinary presence of pink flamingos, the dwarf palm, the most beautiful sunsets in the world that are a rainbow of a thousand colors, and the island of Mozia founded by the Phoenicians, just in front, along with other adjacent islands.  

(photo) Trapani, city seen from the salt flats, cc1790

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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