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Original contemporary painting. Signed. Certificate of Authenticity included. FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Withered tree
Dimensions: 48 x 32 cm (18.9 x 12.6 in)
Medium & materials: Oil and pencil on thick paper
Location and year created: Turin, 2014
Thickness: 0.1 cm
Finishing: protective gloss varnish
Signature: on the back
Weight of the paper: 190 gr/mq
Certificate of Authenticity : included, with signature of the artist on photograph.
Edges of the sheet: clean straight cut (not indented)
Surface of the sheet: smooth
from the series 'Withered trees':
The structure of a tree is simple and curious: some ramifications in the air to catch the light, some branching underground to pick up the food. But branches and roots are similar: both are developed linearly, until at a certain point, following an algorithm written in the genetic code of the plant, they split, bifurcate, or are tripled, growing in space with a progress which will be sensitive to obstacles of soil or climatic conditions of the place.
The drawing of the bare branches and of the roots, flattened by the simplicity of a pattern in pencil, creates an embroidery, an imaginary warping which can be generated countless times, always different.
I was born in 1971 in Turin, Italy, where I live and work as an artist. My main artistic technique is oil painting, on stretched canvas or white fine art paper prepared for oil painting. Usually my work proceeds with the sedimentation of several layers, one after the other. And often each drawing or painting, also if it is sold alone, belongs to a wider series of works. In each series I try to explore and study a peculiar aspect of representation, decoration and languages. Once ended, the painting is finished with a coat of varnish to protect against sunlight and dust. The canvases are painted on the sides too, so they are ready to hang. I have sold my works on several online galleries. My sold works are never rolled up but always packed flat. I put them between two sheets of acid free paper with paper or cardboard protection for the corners, and then they are closed in a plastic envelope and bubble packaging. The envelope is stiffen with a sheet of polystyrene on both sides, and the whole thing is completed with a cardboard casing outside. Usually the artwork is shipped in 2/3 days after receiving the payment. All my artworks are original unique paintings, signed. Certificate of Authenticity included.
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Image/object size (inches):
12.6 (height) 18.9 (width) 0.04 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.
Original painting, oil on paper, 48 x 32 cm, floral