Description by the artist
The beauty and the brightness of the Sicilian woman in mixture with the tradition and the chromaticity of the Sicilian majolica, create an ideal image of the uniqueness of this island.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
This woman’s face is typically Sicilian, surrounded by colorful Sicilian-style majolica tiles. Sicily, cradle of civilization, in the center of the Mediterranean, has given life to very ancient ceramics, with different colors and shapes depending on the area of the island where they are produced. From the prehistoric ceramic through the extraordinary Siceliot production present in museums around the world, to the Arab glazed ceramic to get to the 1400 when you can see a decisive influence of Spanish and Catalan: The blue is combined with yellow, green and manganese. And the story continues until today with the Sicilian production of ceramics that has always been one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, in the world.
(photo) Franca Florio, Sicilian noblewoman of XIX century