Mediterranean Picture Gallery (Quadreria)
Inaugurated in its current setting on 15th December 2014, The “Quadreria Mediterranea” is a collection of contemporary art, joining in a single exhibition artworks owned by the University of Palermo, acquired or donated during the 20th century.
Set up in the renovated “Sala delle Armi”, the collection consists of more than 20 artworks, until sometimes ago, preserved in studies and offices of the University administration.
Prestigious artists make up the collection of artworks on exhibit, such as Filippo De Pisis, Ottone Rosai, Giovanni Omiccioli, Sebastiano Milluzzo and Nino Garajo, Gianbecchina and the Spanish Vaquero.
The collection is completed by the artworks of contemporary artists still active, such as Ceccotti, Cano, Pignatelli, Iudice, Signorini, Pecoraino, Martorelli, Caputo, Nucci, Conti Cammarata, Catalano, Guccione e Cordio.
The masterpiece of the whole collection is “La Vucciria of Renato Guttuso, now displayed in the Sala Magna, according to the author’s desire.
This painting, probably the most famous of the artist coming from Bagheria, was made in 1974. With huge dimension (three metres by three), it illustrates with great realism the famous market “Vucciria” of Palermo, inundating the visitors’ senses with the shouts of sellers, and with flavours and colours of typical products.
Monumental Complex of Steri
Responsible Prof. Aldo Gerbino
Piazza Marina, 59 - Palermo