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Doha, the pearl, 3 by Federico Cortese

Painting, Oil on Paper
27.6 inch (70.0 cm) x 14.2 inch (36.0 cm)

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An original piece from the series “The earth seen from the space”, oil on thick paper, 36 x 70 cm, 2018. This painting is part of a series of pieces that were commissioned from the FIRST QATAR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. The copies of these paintings have been used for the wall decor of the rooms of the new Hilton "The Pearl" in Doha, Qatar. This series of paintings is inspired by satellite photographs that today, with tools like Google Earth, allow anyone the virtual exploration of the planet. Starting from those real images, I rework those aerial views, inventing new codes of representation and new decorative elements. The map is distorted, deformed, altered as if it were a past memory, but something of that place is still recognizable. For the views of Doha and Qatar I invented decorative elements starting from the sands of the desert: the waves recall the ripples that the wind draws on the dunes, while the areas with "dots" are an ironic reference to the grains of the sand.

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: 27.6 inch (70.0 cm)
Artwork Width: 14.2 inch (36.0 cm)
Depth: 0.0 inch (0.1 cm)
Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Ready to Hang: No
Framed: No
Year Created: 2018
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: on the front bottom left corner

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