A white stone sculpture in the foyer of the Vincenzo Bellini Theater in Catania, a gift from Maestro Domenico Battaglia, by Prof. Giuseppe Adernò.
Maestro Domenico Battaglia, aka Badò, former teacher of Art Education at the Parini Institute, as well as Honorary Artistic Director of the CCM MUSEUM, donated a white stone bas-relief depicting the Swan from Catania to the Teatro Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini” and musical art.
The work, with a pale yellow-gold color that acquires indescribable opulence in the sun, was delivered to the Superintendent M ° Giovanni Cultrera and is exhibited in the room adjacent to the Foyer of the Theater.
The Artist’s family attended the delivery ceremony, close to Christmas; fellow painters; The Presidents of the “La Contea del Caravaggio” Museum directed by Maria Grazia Minio and Maestro Carmelo Fabio D’Antoni; the delegation of the Knights of the Republic, ANCRI-Catania, with the President Gr.Uff. Giuseppe Adernò and the treasurer Cav. Except Vicars.
“It is a great honor to see my work exhibited at the Theater, says Mimmo Battaglia, deeply moved, sculpted on the soft sandstone of the Iblei Mountains, as a sign of love for the city and homage to the young Bellini, a treasure trove of art of harmony”.
M ° Battaglia in his artistic career has intertwined the figurative, conceptual and abstract language, enhancing the landscapes of the land of Sicily with fleeting, rapid and sure brushstrokes full of colors; his watercolors convey a bewitching Mediterranean solarity that celebrates the Baroque and the artistic richness of the places; the sculptures on wood, copper and stone tell stories and adventures of yesteryear and in the realization of the models it revives the past and makes it close and present.
His works, exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions, intertwine serenity and beauty, simplicity and charm, and in the gaze turned to Bellini he establishes a serene dialogue, a wish for peace and well-being that today’s society so badly needs.