Title “BATTAGLIA DI COCENTAINA
Contemporary art work, mixed technique on canvas, 100x100cm, INCH: 39,3×39,3″, Siviglia 2019
The painting represents the battle of Cocentaina. “Cocentaina is a small town in Spain located in the Valencian Community, one of the seventeen Spanish autonomous communities. The celebrations of “Moros y Cristianos” take place in August in honor of San Ippolito and are the oldest in the world (dating back to 1585) “(cit .: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocentaina)
Siviglia was inspired by the celebrations and the history of this battle when he lived in Valencia, Spain and carried it forward all these years. He painted it on various occasions, “Mori contro Cristiani” or “La Battaglia di Alcoy” for example are dealing with the same historical event.
There is a series of Siviglias paintings with horse battles, knights and soldiers with armor and swords. All medieval scenes revisited in the unmistakable style of the young artist. The classic is combined with the modern, the past with the present. Energetic and dynamic works, life and death, victory and defeat, war and peace.