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Ida and Erminia in the fields by Federico Cortese

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Painting, Oil on Paper
56.0 cm x 85.0 cm

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About This Work

Oil cementite and graphite on paper, 2014,85 x 56 cm. The painting is ellipse shape (the indicated dimensions are the diametres of the ellipse). An awesomenessfrom an old family pictures album. I met my grandmother only in the stories told by my mother, because Ida, this was her name, died young. Looking at her pictures as a girl always fascinated me and made me imagine about her life, that must have been not easy. In all this pictures indeed, she never smiles, and always seems to be really serious and with heavy hidden thoughts. This is also the bitter melancholy memory that my mother have about her, although Ida, my mother says, was lovely and sweet. Probably this is why I tryed to create a bucolic, carefree scene, pretending to represent a sunny day in the life of this women. The other woman, Erminia, was a sort of second mother to my mother. She is still living and is today 99 years old, and has always been in all her life a delicate, empathic and lovely presence for the whole family.

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: 56.0 cm
Artwork Width: 85.0 cm
Depth: 0.5 cm
Weight: 2.0 kg

Ready to Hang: No
Framed: No
Year Created: 2014
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: signed on the back

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