Spewing fire: The volcanic paroxysms of Mount Etna

Mount Etna has stirred from its sleep and the fire gushing from its belly is a fiery libretto written in the ashen air. Here's the story of a seething volcano in its awesome, deadly form
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Mar 20, 2021

Image by : Eric VANDEVILLE/ Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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’For a volcano to appear, as if in a dream'. This room at the The Atelier sul Mare, a museum hotel in Sicily, by the artist Mauricio Staccioli was inspired by the form and colours of the volcano that dominate the Sicilian landscape and its peoples’ minds. The walls are made out of a knead containing the Etna's lava. The Atelier was conceived by the eccentric billionaire Antonio Presti, who has always striven to elevate “an alternative" art.