Ceramica Bevilacqua is a family-run artisan workshop based in inland Sicily, Caltanissetta. Since 1997, artists Antonio and Giuseppe, who are also brothers, have sought inspiration in Sicilian majolica and the island’s traditional decorations. Yet, all their work is extremely recognisable and bears their personal touch. Amphorae, vases, plates and clocks are only some of the marvellous pieces produced. All the creations by the Bevilacqua brothers are dominated by bright yellow, intense blue, emerald green and deep black, representing the Sicilian sun, sea, hills and the lava on Mount Etna.
Enamel, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm The Sicilian “carretto” and its traditional iconography are the main sources of inspiration for the realisation of this refrigerator. Depicted on the front, inside a rich frame, is the battle between the paladins and Saracens with a castle in the background. Cameos of soldiers and details of the battle, embellished with geometric designs and patterns, are the focus of the side decoration, the colours and iconography of which connect it to the tradition of cart painting.