Cartografia del mare - PhMuseum

Cartografia del mare

Ilaria Abbiento

2016 - 2017

My photographic research investigates the boundaries of my origins, my places of belonging, my inner landscapes, those of my memory. The passion for the geographical maps, the atlases, the globes that I keep from my childhood is revealed in this work in the choice to use a cartographic itinerary to navigate along the coast line that circumscribes the city where I was born and where I practice my art, Naples. Along the shore drawn on the nautical map every day I explored a different stretch of coast and as in a logbook I noted my findings, the traces of my passage, my reflections, building an imaginary archive of the sea and its changing variations in relation to space, to the climate and to my moods. The cartography of the sea is my music pentagram, an aquatic diagram in which alternate the blue tempera, from cobalt blue to aquamarine green to white foam, with the geographical lines of my inner ocean. It is a fluid map, a geography of thought in which the swaying of the sea recalls the temperament of my hidden archipelago.

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  • Cartografia del mare / polyptych

  • Cartografia del mare 01

  • Cartografia del mare 02

  • Cartografia del mare 03

  • Cartografia del mare 04

  • Cartografia del mare 05

  • Cartografia del mare 06

  • Cartografia del mare 07

  • Cartografia del mare 08

  • Cartografia del mare 09

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  • Cartografia del mare 12

  • Cartografia del mare 13


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