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Cathedral of Saint Gerland in Agrigento

Capturing a beautiful perspective in Agrigento

Painting the Cathedral of Saint Gerland in Agrigento under the sun during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

My arrival in Agrigento was a bit adventurous, probably one of the longest drives during the trip, on crazy streets in the middle of nowhere. And Agrigento is built on the side of the hill, so it is all up and downs, with small streets crazy with lunch hour traffic.

I reached the B&B, parked with some problems because there is no space for motorcycles and went to explore. “The first must go place is the cathedral” they told me. What they didn’t tell me was that it was exactly on the top of everything!

So I climbed, stair by stair, in those small alleys that are so picturesque and finally I arrived to the Cathedral of Saint Gerland in Agrigento that is built on a sort of cliff. It is very particular, because it is inserted between small houses in a narrow street and the facade is visible only from an angle. And it was this angle that I tried to capture in my sketch. You can see the front of the cathedral , and on the side you can infer the side entrance.

The plainness of the outside is completely overthrown once you get into the cathedral. The inside is spacious and luminous and rich of decorations that guide you into a visit that feels like wonderland. From the severe and simple outside you understand that the building was first founded in the 11th Century. From the inside you can see the remakes that have altered over and over again the church throughout the centuries of foreign dominations in Sicily.

After this I was exhausted and I decided to go back and enjoy the peace of my B&B. An incredible place that felt like home!

Painting of the Cathedral of Saint Gerland in Agrigento

Title of the Painting ‘Cathedral of Saint Gerland in Agrigento’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

  • Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
Cathedral of Saint Gerland in Agrigento

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