a diagrammatic, two-dimentional representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.
Of course a map is an instrument of orientation, made to be “scientific”, usefull and pragmatic.
But it doesn’t end there. Cartography has always had a charme which take it to be represented in paintings and prints since 1500 A.D. till nowadays.
In 18th century they were painted as works of art, because the common use and the taste were strictly linked.
Also today this aesthetic side of maps and cartography has not been forgotten.
My name is Rachele Motta. I live in Milan, Italy, where I study and work.
Thinking what kind of paintings would decorate my home, they’re surely maps and cartography. I’ve always been interested in geography and all that it’s concerned. Every place has its own differences, uniqueness and peculiarity, and this subject is the one explaining them.
Artists and Designers, through their works, perceive the soul of all these places, rediscovering their poetry, creating pleasant, meaningful works. So I will try to find them, and collecting their works here.
Hope you enjoy.
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