Visions of Another Continent

– Above the Gods –

by Fernando Paramio

90,004.250,00

  • Conceived, executed and printed by the artist
  • Visually pleasing, intellectually stimulating and emotionally alive
  • Museum quality paper and long-lasting properties
  • Exclusive limited editions to protect this art investment
  • Find description, info and details below
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– Pasting the artwork to the foam backboard prevents rippling
– Recommended for A3 and A2 editions
– Required for the rest of the editions if you order also a frame
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Above the gods

Significance of the artwork :

This artwork shows us that, regardless of who we are of what we have, we all have something to feel proud of.

 

Description:

Something that does not stop fascinating me of Australia is how easy it is for people to enjoy life in the city. This is reflected both in the amount of green spaces and coastal areas, where enviable houses are at a sufficient distance from the ocean to allow a continuous walk in which every few hundred meters free barbacues, parks for children and toilets can be found, among other amenities.

I was in one of these urban coastal areas when a pelican passed overhead. It is a common bird in Australia, but not for that matter any less colossal, since its wingspan can reach 2.6 meters and it can weigh up to 13 kg, thus becoming one of the heaviest creatures able to fly.

The image shows one of these giant birds floating lightly above the beautiful facade of a noble building. The title of this work is an interpretation of what the pelican might feel when flying over the winged sculptures.

Editions 

Media selection (paper finish)

Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)

For this artwork, the artist prefers a satin finish paper: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm (Palace Edition) and Baryta Photographique 310 gsm (rest of editions), which provide a photo-realistic appearance, with deeper blacks and higher contrast than a matte paper.

Matte – optionally (Edition Etching)

A matte finish paper will provide a more pictorial look to this artwork, a bit soft according to the artist, both because of the light of the image is hard and because the satin finish makes the scene real. Was that pelican really flying there? The answer becomes more affirmative when using a satin paper.

Notwithstanding, the appearance of the artwork using a matte paper is also good. If you are looking for a softer look, or you are not very fan of satin papers, then go for this option. We will use Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a slightly textured matte paper

Technical info

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

Pelican – Australia

Facade – Madrid (Spain)

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark II

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM 

 

Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties) 

Canson Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag 310 g/m2 (Palace Edition)

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310 g/m2 (rest of editions)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) also available

White margin for signing and numbering (information below)

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24 x 36 cm – 9.4 x 14.2″

White margin: 2.8 x 3 cm – 1.1 x 1.2″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34 x 51 cm – 13.4 x 20.1″

White margin: 4 x 4.2 cm – 1.6 x 1.7″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 66.7 x 100 cm – 26.3 x 39.4″

White margin: 4 x 5.9 cm – 1.6 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.8cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 190.5 cm – 50 x 75″

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.2 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.8 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140×210 cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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