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Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Medusa del Bernini
Medium & materials: oil on thick paper
Dimensions: 35 x 35 cm (13.8 x 13.8 in)
Paper weight: 230 gr/mq
Finishing: protective gloss varnish (transparent mastic paint)
Main colors: red, orange, yellow
Style: contemporary, figurative
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2016
Certificate of Authenticity: included, with signature of the artist on photograph
Edges of the sheet: clean straight cut (not indented)
Signed: on the front, bottom right corner
Surface of the paper: smooth
An original piece from the series 'The color of memory', oil on paper, 35 x 35 cm.
These works come from some thoughts about classical sculpture. We know that the sculptures were originally colorful, and that the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures, but also the pre-Columbian cultures, favored, to decorate them, very bright colors. But the passage of time has given us these sculptures predominantly white, so, from the Renaissance until today, the sculptural representation of man is almost always monochrome. And it is interesting to think that if by some historical accident, the same thing had happened with painting, today we would paint with one color, and we would find it quite natural, just as the monochrome sculptures seem entirely correct. Obviously this reasoning should be much more complex, but for me it was only the starting point for a reflection on the way we perceive reality, and what is that influences it. Looking for an expedient that makes it look colorful something that is not.
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):
35 (height) 35 (width) 0.1 (depth)
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