WHITE WOMAN HEAD VASE
A legend tells that during the period of Arab rule in Sicily, around 1.100 BC, a beautiful girl from Palermo who used to spend her days taking care of the plants on her balcony was seen by a young Moor who was passing by and immediately fell in love. He decided to conquer her and so he did. They both started a love story that finished when she knew he had a wife and a kid waiting back in the East. While he was asleep she ended with his life and turned him into a pot where she planted a basil. That plant grew exuberant with the water of her tears, becoming the envy of the neighbors, who started to create their own pots with the shape of a Moorish head without knowing the story.
This heads, part of the Traditional Ceramic Collection, are the quintessence of the artistic production and the expert craftsmanship of Maestro Giacomo Alessi. The anthropomorphic vases of Alessi Ceramiche perfectly express the rich history and traditions of Sicily, which has always been a melting pot of different people and rich cultures. Completely made and decorated by hand, they give your home elegance, style, and above all: a lot of personality.
Since its beginnings in 1978, the work of Giacomo Alessi has been characterized by an introspective investigation, which comes from a deep reflection on the history of Sicily. Reinterpreting its tradition, myths, forms, and ancient designs, making original works, including large-format creations, it transcends the usual uses and forms of ceramics and transforms them into works of art.
Alessi has shown his pieces in some of the most important ceramic exhibitions in Italy and around the world. Some highlights are the exhibition “Myths of the Earth” at the Salinas Museum in Palermo in 2006, the 57th Michetti Prize “Taller de Italia” in Pescara in 2007 and the exhibition “Roman Ceramics and Lazio” in Rome in February 2011, along with Guttuso, Mastroianni, Greco, Cascella, Cagli and Manzú. Other outstanding exhibitions were at the Milan Fuorisalone, creating the coating for the Whirlpool Show-cooking, and in June 2011 the 54th Venice Biennial with “The Ship of Fools”.
THIS ITEM IS ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
H: 11.02x D: 9.45 inches