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The cities of the Moon by federico cortese

Painting, Oil on Paper
11.8 inch (30.0 cm) x 11.8 inch (30.0 cm)

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About This Work

An original piece from the series “Code”, oil on thick paper, 30 x 30 cm, 2016. A map is an imprint, a sign of man in the landscape. An alien intelligence, observing our cities from the great distances of the space, could interpret them as the characters of an alphabet, sort of messages, a code of signs, each one different from the other, each with its own meaning and its own syntax. This hypothetical alien presence may not even realize that these cities have a purpose and a function, which are the product of the way we have adapted to live on this planet, but it could engage in an attempt to interpret this unknown language, identifying the alphabet and associating to each character a precise meaning. We will still be able to understand and share this new meanings, or will they have lost any sense for us?

FEDERICO CORTESE

torino, torino Italy

I was born in 1971 in Turin, Italy, where I live and work as an independent artist and as an architect. My main artistic technique is the use of classic oil colours, associated with other media and materials, such as graphite, coloured pencils, charc... More

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Artwork Details

Type: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support Type: Paper
Artwork Height: 11.8 inch (30.0 cm)
Artwork Width: 11.8 inch (30.0 cm)
Depth: 0.1 inch (0.2 cm)
Weight: 0.2 kg (0.4 lbs)

Ready to Hang: No
Framed: No
Year Created: 2016
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: on the front botto center

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