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The house of the haruspex by Federico Cortese

Painting, Oil on Canvas
27.6 inch (70.0 cm) x 39.4 inch (100.0 cm)

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Oil on canvas, 2011,100 x 70 cm. The haruspex predicts the future by interpreting signs that he is able to discover hidden in the bowels of animals. The place of his work is bare, half way between the shop of a dealer and a pagan temple. The large bowls, which contain the remains of animals butchered for the prophecy, are the tools of his work. The soothsayer is sad. To him falls the task of sacrificing innocent animals, for an oracle that says nothing that is not already known.

FEDERICO CORTESE

torino, torino Italy

I was born in 1971 in Turin, Italy, where I live and work as an independent artist and as an architect. My main artistic technique is the use of classic oil colours, associated with other media and materials, such as graphite, coloured pencils, charc... More

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Artwork Details

Type: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support Type: Canvas
Artwork Height: 27.6 inch (70.0 cm)
Artwork Width: 39.4 inch (100.0 cm)
Depth: 0.8 inch (2.0 cm)
Weight: 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs)

Ready to Hang: Yes
Framed: No
Year Created: 2011
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: on the back

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