The Sicilian legend of a story of love and jealousy.
Set in the ancient Kalsa district of Palermo. There lived a beautiful girl who used to look out from the balcony while taking care of her plants. One day a Moor noticed her and were fascinated so much that they wanted to show her uncontrollable love with courageous promises and passionate effusions.
The young man, reciprocated by the beautiful Sicilian, brought with him a great secret: not only would he soon return to the East, but it was precisely there that he would find his family, his wife and his children. Wounded in pride and betrayed by what she believed to be her great love, she planned her revenge. One night, while her Moor was asleep helpless, she killed him and cut off his head so that her beloved not only could not return to that family, but would remain with her forever. With the head, hence the name Moor's head, he made a vase where he planted basil, a plant linked to a divine symbolism and always associated with sacredness. From that moment on, the basil grew luxuriant, according to the legend, thanks to the girl's tears. The beauty of that plant, however, awakened the envy of the other inhabitants of the neighborhood who then had the artisans build terracotta pots in the shape of a Moor's head. . . #contemporaryart #art #artist #painting #artwork #abstractart #modernart #artgallery #fineart #arte #artcollector #instaart #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #drawing #contemporarypainting #abstract #gallery #kunst #sculpture #design #abstractpainting