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San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Paintings Watercolor on paper 300 g
Single artwork


Description by the artist

Watercolor print dedicated to St. John of the Hermits  in Palermo, a place in the heart of the city full of history. The Arab-Norman architecture is surrounded by lush vegetation. The watercolor technique allows you to capture reality in a fresh and extemporaneous way and is part of the story of a special trip to my Sicily through images in an illustrated narrative path that starts from the direct relationship of the places visited.

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 50, Width 33
Weight (kg): 0.050
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

San Giovanni degli Eremiti is a beautiful church in Palermo, of the twelfth century, a symbol of the city with its red domes that bring us back to both the Arab period (XI-XI century) and to the subsequent Norman (XI-XII century) and the mixture of these two cultures (Arab-Norman art). Masterpiece of humanity, San Giovanni degli Eremiti has a fascinating external cloister where you can admire the columns with capitals with acanthus leaves that support ogival arches with double ring. There is also an Arab cistern.

(photo) San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo, view of the church and immediate cityscape, XIX century

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