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Drawing: oil, Graphite on Paper.
An original piece from the series “Diagram”, pencil and oil on paper, 44 x 50 cm.
In my youth at the school, certain lessons were inevitably boring. When the distraction peered, inadvertently I began to scribble the pages of the books, filling with drawings their blank borders. The hour of history, or philosophy, gave easy ideas: I copied the portraits of philosophers illustrating the beginning of each chapter in the textbook. The math class gave beautiful diagrams: their geometries structured the space, providing backgrounds to fill with decorations, figures, pictures. Maybe it was the insight that those same geometry hid himself a sort of aesthetics, an inexplicable and axiomatic beauty, like when we are aware of it in front of nature, without being able to give it an explanation. This sort of drawings make me think of a kind of prayer, a repetitive but pleasant action, like the work of an embroiderer, like a spider weaving its web.
Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Circular diagram
Medium & materials: oil and pencil on thick paper
Dimensions: 44 x 50 cm (17.3 x 19.7 in)
Paper weight: 230 gr/mq
Finishing: fixative spray
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2015
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 middle
Surface of the paper: smooth
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection