Visions of Another Continent

– Columbus’s Eyes –

by Fernando Paramio

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Columbus’ eyes

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 Mélida, 1885) seems 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.

 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. 

Social commitment:

A portion of the profits from the sale of this artwork will be donated to a project to support indigenous populations,  which have suffered and some keep suffering the effects of their discovery by more developped populations. More information about this project will be available soon.

Editions and orders 

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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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