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 and oil, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm The decorations of this refrigerator are inspired by the Sicilian tradition of cart painting. On the front panel we find Saint George, protector of knights, slaying the dragon, along with a lively battle scene. The sides feature a two paladins in combat, the trinacria, symbol of Sicily, and medallions with portraits of kings and knights. The scenes are framed by the friezes and colourful geometric patterns typical of the Sicilian cart. Painted on the top is a cameo with the profile of a paladin.