My mother's wedding, 1968


Size: 15.9 H x 12.8 W x 0 in

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Drawing: oil and Graphite on Paper.

An original piece from the series “Memories paper”; oil and pencil on paper; 32.5 x 40.5 cm.

My father, when young, was fond of photography. He loved to develop the images on his own. A rudimentary darkroom was set up in a closet, where he experienced the effects of developing baths on the portraits of his children. These photographs, along with other photos of memories of grandparents, pictures of the period of the war, the marriage of my parents or my and my sister childhood, all of the summer holidays, and countless other occasions to remember, they are still part of the baggage of memories of my family, kept in an old cabinet.
Their appeal lies in the irregularities, in the imperfections, in the grains of dust that soiled the film, in the overexposure burning the edges and merging all the objects in an indistinct white light, in the color fading due to the passage of time. I like to think that the paper possesses its own selective memory, which unveils some elements of the image while hides or removes others, staining only parts of the scene, while the rest is left in the second floor, in black and white. Or I like to think that the fading paper misses parts of that memory, and sometimes what remains seems not to be the most important thing

Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: My mother's wedding, 1968
Quantity: 1
Conditions: excellent
Medium & materials: oil and pencil on paper
Dimensions: 32.5 x 40.5 cm (12.8 x 15.9 in)
Paper weight: 190 gr/mq
Finishing: fixative spray
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2013
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 left corner
Surface of the paper: rough

Keywords: Overexposure, Pencil, Photography, Wedding, Bride, Woman, Cerimony, Drawings, Family, Marriage, Memories, Memory

Subjects: Family

Styles: Figurative, Portraiture, Expressionism, Illustration, Realism

Mediums: oil, Graphite

Materials: Paper

Prints: Family Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Illustration Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, oil Art Prints, Graphite Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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