CLAUDIA CANNIZZARO
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"Sanpietrino" (Little Saint Peter)
2003
Acrylic paint on fabric
8’ x 4’ 

Sanpietrino (typical roman stone used 
for pavement and reference to the 
basilica of St. Peter) is a large-scale 
painting about the Roman Basilica. I 
have taken the architectural outline 
of the church, the symbol of Catholic 
power and religion in Rome, and drawn 
two invented Islamic patterns inside to 
fill the space.

"Sanpietrino" (Little Saint Peter) DETAIL
2003
Acrylic paint on fabric
8’ x 4’ 

"Polit(t)ico" (Political Polyp Diptych)
2002
Acrylic paint on fabric
7'10" x 7'10" (25 pieces)
 
Polit(t)ico (a pun between the words 
political and polyp-diptych) it's 
about political and religious power. 
A typical Catholic architectural 
structure is overlain with Islamic 
geometrical patterns.

"Polit(t)ico" (Political Polyp Diptych) DETAIL
2002
Acrylic paint on fabric
7'10" x 7'10" (25 pieces)

"I.N.R.I." (Jesus of Nazareth, King of Judeans)
2003
Acrylic paint on fabric
8’ 3" x 6’ 6"

In I.N.R.I. (pejorative inscription on 
Christ’s cross) I shifted from the 
architectural element to the icon, the 
symbol par excellence of Christianity.
For the first time I used a stamp 
instead than the brush as tool in 
order to resemble a patterned fabric.

"I.N.R.I." (Jesus of Nazareth, King of Judeans) DETAIL
2003
Acrylic paint on fabric
8’ 3" x 6’ 6"