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The first voyage of Christopher Columbus, 1492 by federico cortese

Painting, Oil on Paper
15.7 inch (40.0 cm) x 22.0 inch (56.0 cm)

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An original piece from the series “Deformations”, oil on thick paper, 56 x 40 cm, 2017. I often paint imaginary maps. I like to play with the codes of representation and the symbols that are usually used in the cartography and in the representation of the territory. In this series of paintings, on the other hand, the starting point is a "historical" map, representing real events in the past, such as maps of explorations, migratory movements, conquests and wars. But in this case, rather than representing an itinerary, I was curious to represent that event from the point of view of the trace left in the memory. That fact, in addition to having occurred at a given time and in a given place, is a bit like a stone thrown into a pond that generates waves and upheavals. From the moment that event happens, a whole series of concatenated consequences appear, in the physical and real world, as well as in the immaterial nebula of the human experience.

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: Paper
Artwork Height: 15.7 inch (40.0 cm)
Artwork Width: 22.0 inch (56.0 cm)
Depth: 0.0 inch (0.1 cm)
Weight: 0.2 kg (0.4 lbs)

Ready to Hang: No
Framed: No
Year Created: 2017
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: on the front bottom right corner

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