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Flavio de Marco, Paesaggio con veduta (Roma I) (Landscape with View [Rome I]), 2010, acrylic and digital print on canvas, 70 7/8 x 117 1/4".

Flavio de Marco

Collezione Maramotti

Flavio de Marco, Paesaggio con veduta (Roma I) (Landscape with View [Rome I]), 2010, acrylic and digital print on canvas, 70 7/8 x 117 1/4".

Flavio de Marco’s grand tour includes six cities where he has lived: Lecce, Bologna, Rome, and Milan, as well as London and Berlin. They are the subject of six large canvases and eighteen small, postcard-size ones, created in 2009 and 2010, which make up the project titled “Vedute” (Views). Its subject, as this title suggests, is not so much individual cities as it is views of the cities, as filtered through the traditions of painting and, more recently, the specific genre of the tourist postcard. De Marco begins with two questions: What can the experience of landscape, in this case urban landscape, be today, mediated as it is by the pictorial image? What ways of seeing it are possible today?

De Marco portrays his cities through isolated and sometimes enlarged details, which are conveyed through a process of abstraction that cools them, removing their narrative or evocative

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