Swallows


Italy

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Size: 9.4 H x 14 W x 0 in

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Drawing: oil and Pencil on Paper.

An original piece from the series “Point me at the sky!”, oil and pencil on paper, 35.5 x 24 cm.

When I was a young boy I danced like a madman following the tune of an old vinyl of my parents, "Point Me at the Sky" by Pink Floyd. I didn‘t understand the lyrics, I didn’t know that the song told of a pilot that crashes for a fault to his plane. I figured it was an exhortation to take the flight. In the bright contrast of the hot summer afternoons, I saw the black silhouettes of the birds flying against the backdrop of a clear sky. I saw the leaves of the plants filtering the sunlight, and revealing the consistency of their veins and in some cases the shadow of a small frog, motionless, resting on them. To the tune of that song, watching some fishes caught in a basin of zinc, I imagined them free and strong in their river, darting happy in the glow of the August sun.

Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Swallows
Quantity: 1
Subject: birds
Conditions: excellent
Medium & materials: oil and pencil on thick paper
Dimensions: 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9.4 in)
Paper weight: 190 gr/mq
Finishing: fixative spray
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2012
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

Keywords: Birds, Silhouette, Sky, Summer, Sunny, Swallows, Yellow, Lightnature, Contrast, Animals, Flight, Nature

Subjects: Animal

Styles: Expressionism, Figurative, Fine Art, Illustration

Mediums: oil, Pencil

Materials: Paper

Prints: Animal Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Illustration Art Prints, oil Art Prints, Pencil Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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