The city where people increasingly struggled to keep their heads above water

Petri, Annemarie

  • "De stad waar de mensen steeds meer moeite hadden om het hoofd boven water te houden" ("The city where people increasingly struggled to keep their heads above water") by Artist Annemarie Petri: Surrealism, imaginary cities, fantasy, mirage, etching.
  • A beautiful artwork that looks good in every room and especially in the living room or hallway.

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The invisible cities
The title of this series is derived from the novel by Italo Calvino in which Marco Polo reports on his
travels to Kublai Khan. It takes a while for the emperor to understand that he is listening to stories
about cities that do not exist at all …
The cities in which we live have grown over the centuries under the influence of very different
factors: poverty, prosperity, climate, wars ... All these factors together determine how the city has
become.
Like the cities of Calvino, these designed cities do not really exist. Each city shows just one of the
many aspects that make a city a normal city.

  • Annemarie Petri (The Hague, 1965) is a versatile artist. She makes paintings, sculptures and etchings/engravings.
  • Her great technical capacity is always at the service of evoking a very own, fairytale-like and melancholic world. Her range in this is large, from bizarre to humorous, from alienating to recognizable.
  • The great concentration and love with which she carries out her meticulous performances is striking.
  • Annemarie was educated at the Free Academy in The Hague (1984-1989) and has since built up an excellent reputation, first as a graphic artist, later as a painter and sculptor.
  • She has been a teacher of drawing, painting and etching for more than 20 years. Her work is shown at home and abroad in various museums, galleries and at fairs.
  • Petri's Etchings distinguish themselves with surprising compositions based on 17th century engravings in the atmosphere of Piranesi, natural science, literature and in the first place the romantic longing for a world that is not there but that you can only dream of.
  • Click Here for Annemarie Petri's website
Technique: Etching
Surface: Incisioni
Year: 2013
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Signed: Yes
Topic: City
Style: Surrealism
Time Period: 21th Century
Image Size: 50 x 65 cm
Total Size: 60 x 75 cm
Orientation: Portrait
Primary Color: Blue
Secondary Color: Yellow

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