"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 created locally and is printed 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
Vitor Gonzalez is the author of Art Of The North and is highly respected amongst the Nordic and Celtic art worlds. As well as his book, you can buy some of his artwork available on Northern Fire 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)