Description by the artist
Painting Sicily is like immersing the soul in the colors, being fed by ecstatic sunrises and iridescent sunsets. An immense kaleidoscope of intense emotions (Lorenzo Matassa).
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
At the center of the painting is Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. And then, as if it were a book of Sicilian tales: a mermaids, the red domes of some of Palermo’s churches, an octopus, prickly pears, clothes hanging, the sun, the paladins of the Opera of the puppets, oranges, the tiles on the roofs of the houses and the sea. In this artwork, as if it were a book of Sicilian tales: the moto ape, the ace of clubs, the sun and the sea. Welcome to Sicily. Blandi’s artworks are characterized by this gumminess that seems to want to accentuate the richness of history, traditions and culture of the island, heritages of which Sicily is so rich that they must become gummy, in Blandi’s vision, to enter all into a canvas.
(photo) Saint Rosalia, Anthony Van Dyck, Palazzo_Abatellis museum, Palermo