Visions of Another Continent

– Columbus’s Eyes –

by Fernando Paramio


  • 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

Select foam board (with neutral pH adhesive) * 

– 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
– Please, select below the right size of your neutral pH foam board:

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– A passe-partout, or matting, adds space around the artwork and depth.
– Matting is not available for these editions: Museum, Château & Palace (please select the first option “No passe-partout required)
– Please, select first the right size of the edition, for your passe-partout:

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– Please, select below the wood mould model you wish:
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– Glass in front of the artwork protects it from UV light, scratches, insects…
– Features: Low reflectivity – High transparency – UV filter
– The UV filter will increase significantly the life of your artwork (x3-4 times)
– The acrylic glass thickness depends on the artwork size and mould model
– If you add a frame to your order, it is a good idea to add an acrylic glass also
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Columbus’ eyes

Significance of the artwork:

This artwork shows how a normal person, after acquiring knowledge, with the adequate tools and with some help from others, can achieve the greatest goals. Define your vision, establish what you need to learn, the steps you need to give and pursue your dreams.


The image shows Christopher Columbus under a threatening sky, such as those that he had to look up to, when, in an almost endless journey, in harsh conditions, and quite possibly, filled with doubts he crossed the great Atlantic Ocean for the first time in history. In addition to abandoning his roots for an indefinite period, it blew against him a common idea, since the success of the journey would be the irrefutable proof of a diametrically different conception of space: that Earth was not flat but round.

Columbus’ stance in this statue (Jeronimo Suñol and Arturo Mélida1885seems the perfect resting place for a white bellied sea eagle. Sheltered in the footwear of the discoverer, a small bird seeking shelter from the spectacular eagle can also be seen.

Who knows if Columbus, along with the knowledge and tools he used on his legendary journey, did not keep a carefully guarded secret, such as the presence of a white-bellied sea eagle who, with an excellent vision and guided by a superior power, indicated the way forward in search of the promised land.


Media selection (paper finish)

Matte – artist’s recommendation (Edition Etching)

For this artwork, the artist “artsolutely” loves the matte finish paper: Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310gsm, a slightly textured matte paper, which provides a subtle pictorial appearance, more poetic, in line with the artwork look and story

Satin – optionally (Baryta & Platine)

A satin finish paper will provide a more photo-realistic appearance to this artwork. Although for this artwork the artist prefers the matte finish, the appearance of the artwork using a satin paper is also undoubtedly good. If you are looking for a more literal look, with deeper blacks and higher contrast, and you are not very fan of matte papers, then go for this option. Just be aware that this paper has some reflections and it will be more important to control the lighting of the room. We will use Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag (Palace edition) and Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique (rest of editions)

Technical info


End of creation: 2018


Birds – Australia

Columbus – Madrid (Spain)

Main gear

Canon EOS 5D (s-R, mark III & mark II)

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF24 mm f/1.4L II 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) 

Recommeded paper: Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) 

– Also available in satin paper:

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

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

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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