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 bold, brilliant colours of the flanks of the Sicilian cart (“masciddari”), the geometry of its wheel spokes and checkeredpatterns, all originating from the puppet theatre, characterise with the same intensity the chivalric scenes represented on this refrigerator. On the front and on one side, the paladins are in the process of defeating the enemy in a tumult of waving plumes and sparkling armour. Painted on the other side is the Trinacria, the emblem par excellence of Sicily.