Renato Guttuso, “The Sulphur Miners”

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This 1949 watercolor by Renato Guttuso (1912-1987) is an example of the Bagherese painter’s exploration of the daily life and struggles of Sicilians. “The Sulphur Miners” illustrates men working in the arduous industry that was a significant element of Sicily’s economy for centuries, especially in the areas around Caltanissetta and Girgenti.

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  1. That painting conveys so much emotion and feeling. I can really feel how hard that work was for those men.

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