Sicily, The Grand Tour


Many well-known travelers have portrayed Sicily to the whole world offering their own gaze over the island.

While travelling around the island, they had to face several difficulties to discover landscapes painted by nature and to reread what antiquity and art had established in monuments of immense value. In their words, Sicily was the site of definitive cognitive and emotional growth. The Grand Tour was born and Goethe was its greatest prophet.

Nearly two and a half centuries since then, the Island witnesses a new “Grand Tour” entrusted to the brushes and pencils of one of the world’s greatest watercolorists, Fabrice Moireau.

His color works can be appreciated in the Cipolla Palace exhibition in Roma until the 22nd of July 2018.

The artist travelled in person to the portrayed places, carrying his inseparable backpack which contains his work tools: his palette, colors, white sheets, brushes, the inevitable folding stool.

Captured by the expert hand of master Moireau, the archaeological remains of the Island become watercolors along with the views of some natural reserves, the smaller islands, the charming sea ports and glimpses of UNESCO sites. A long itinerary in the most secluded parts of Sicily, in the least known places, but not for this reason less fascinating and deserving a journey.

Watercolors © Fabrice Moireau