"Pixuatu" an old word in the Asturian language for "fisherman" and in his this illustration, Vitor Gonzalez
has taken a local Asturian legend as inspiration by creating a Viking mask that represents a fisherman. As
a background for my illustration I have used a Fiskistafur, an Icelandic magic symbol that helps you with fishing.
"In Western Asturies there is a small fishing port called Cuideiru. It is a spectacular town, hanging from the cliffs above the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay). Its inhabitants, especially those who make a living at sea, are called "Pixuatus", a word that literally means "fishermen."
According to local legends this town was founded by Vikings, who would have established in this section of the coast a discrete base in which to take refuge during their looting expeditions through the Cantabrian Sea and Galicia. In the absence of historical evidence that solidly supports this legend, it must be said that, even today, many Pixuatus are blond or red-haired with fair eyes and sailors of great skill."
The piece is a small tribute to the Pixuatus and, in general, to all those fishermen who earn their livelihoods in the waters of the Atlantic, facing every day the anger of Ran and her 9 daughters.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been printed locally using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.
Your print will arrive on 250gsm silk art paper and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.
This artwork does not come with a frame due to the how much it would cost to post, but will fit any standard A4 or A3 frame. Photos are to show how the artwork looks framed.
About The Artist
Vítor González is well-known for his work in the Nordic and Celtic artistic communities, having authored The Art Of The North. His work to create this book and the incredible commissioned pieces of art he’s crafted are testament to the extensive research and care with which he illustrates. There are few artists that can match the intent with which Vítor works, which is why we are honoured to carry his impactful book as well as several art pieces in print here.
As well as producing incredible art, Vitor selflessly promotes the work of others and has created the C3LT4TRAD page to share Celtic and Traditional music with the community.
Size & Dimensions
Choose either A3 or A4
- A3 (297 x 420mm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches)
- A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)