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Drawing: Pencil, Graphite, Oil on Paper.
An original piece from the series “Zi hua”, pencil on paper, 30 x 40 cm.
I wanted to learn to write Chinese characters, but I've lost control! I have always been fascinated by the art of the ideograms, and when I was in China I spent hours and hours, enchanted to observe people trying to dip the brushes into water, and to draw on the ground ephemeral signs intended to evaporate, with controlled and sensual movements. But my nature is baroque! The gesture that I started cannot be stopped, the hand begins to draw on the paper some convolutions, scrolls and doodles, at first timid, but soon prevailing over the same character and its meaning! And the gesture that remains, even if free and decorative, is extremely rewarding for me!
Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Qì, air
Subject: chinese calligraphy
Medium & materials: pencil on paper
Dimensions: 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in)
Paper weight: 190 gr/mq
Finishing: fixative spray
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 left corner
Surface of the paper: smooth
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection