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 surface of this refrigerator, notable for the vivacity and variety of its painterly motifs, is an homage to the decoration of the traditional Sicilian cart. The front panel features a battle scene with the Carolingian paladins and Saint George, protector of knights and cart drivers, in the act of slaying the dragon. On the right side is a medallion with the profile of a knight and Rinaldo astride his horse; on the left we find the symbol of the trinacria and Rinaldo fighting a duel against the son of Guidon Selvaggio. The top is adorned with a star-shaped rosette.