two dragons by federico cortese

From the series “Chinese dragons”, oil and pencil on paper. 46 × 46 cm.
In Eastern culture the dragon is a symbol of power, the roofs of the imperial residences are decorated with this mythological figure as a sign of protection and luck. In the traditional Catholic iconography the dragon is an incarnation of the devil, so that only the sword of a saint can suppress it. In my drawings this mythological figure becomes a middle ground between these two opposing visions, an elusive but fascinating animal, with malice in his eyes that could become evil.
In these works I use uniform bright coloring and backgrounds turned on light or white, to simulate the color of lacquers or enamels in the decoration of porcelain.
My original artworks are also available for sale at the following link:

www.saatchiart.com/ico71

Anyone interested in more information about my work, the sales prices of individual works, the costs of the expedition or the availability for work on graphics can contact me at the following email address:

cortesefederico@gmail.com

http://www.saatchionline.com/ico71

www.federicocortese.com

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