E ´on display until July 31 at the Palazzo Florio Favignana the exhibition of Joan Guccione "Favignana, poetry and magic of the past", which traces in his paintings the faces of the Rais that from 1850 to 2007 they were operating the various traps Trapani, including that of the Ex Stabilimento Florio, today prestigious seat of a cultural center owned by the Region of Sicily.
The Rais was the one who coordinated all the tuna fishing operations, with scrupulous attention and professionalism, because from its choices depended on the success or otherwise of the massacre. Like the monarchs of the past, so also the Rais were the expression of the power and prestige of the various families contending in Favignana and Trapani in the activities of the traps.
The most important families in the course of the twentieth century have followed from generation to generation have been Barraco families and Cataldo.
In the course of the 80 tuna fishing suffered a drastic reduction due to pollution and fisheries, sometimes wild in recent years, which has eliminated the few specimens players and more than the younger ones, who did not reach even 70 kg weight.
Today traps have another destination, so the faces of the Rais, who were the soul, now come to life in this exhibition, representing the ancient fabulous era of expression, where Favignana lived on fishing and even remotely He imagines what it was tourism.
Giovanna Guccione is an attentive witness to the fabulous era with his paintings he wanted to communicate to the younger generations the extraordinary wealth that they possessed the coasts of Favignana, not yet overrun by tourism and the beach establishments marinas.
Are simple sketches, which do not disturb the observer´s view, indeed stimulate it, bringing the visitor with the memory of a life less stressful and less hectic, but simpler, slower and happier.
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