ISBN : 978-2-87868-207-6
> Beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned watercolours
> Well-researched historical and architectural introduction
by an expert author
> Descriptive captions detailing the paintings’ subjects
Overlooked by the Etna – the highest volcano in Europe – Sicily, the largest island of the Mediterranean, has always aroused interest and desire because of its strategic position and because of the wealth of its land. Over the centuries, Sicily has come under various rulers and has had a fertile history: Carthaginian, Greek, Roman, Norman, Byzantine and now Italian. It is a model of architectural diversity and cosmopolitanism, with Roman villas, baroque palaces, medieval castles and Islamic vestiges. Through Sicilian architecture as well as scenes from daily life, this book proudly unveils the many facets of Sicily. Fabrice Moireau spent weeks striding along the landscapes of Sicily with his palette and his brushes to depict this land of mountains and lava, of sand and grapevine.
Fabrice Moireau is a seasoned traveller who frequently brings back from his journeys sketchbooks that are valuable cultural and ethnographic records in themselves. He is particularly interested in the world’s architectural heritage, and in plants and gardens. In his watercolour paintings Moireau seeks to illustrate his fascination with streets and cityscapes by subtly playing with light and shadows.
Moireau is a graduate of the renowned École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art in Paris.