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Vertigo Inducing Paintings by Fabio Giampietro

Vertigo is a series of paintings by Milan-based artist Fabio Giampietro of an urban landscape seen from a dizzying height. The vertigo inducing perspective is presented as a monochromatic, often sepia-toned, image with the brilliantly composed lines of the surrounding architecture centering in on a comparatively small patch of concrete ground. In this manner, the images give the sense of free falling.

There's something altogether freeing, exhilarating, and absolutely frightening about Giampetro's paintings that evoke a similar reaction to the adrenaline pumping photography of Tom Ryaboi (who actually tipped us onto Giampietro's work). In some instances, the artist even includes speckles of dots, shadows of people filling the streets, reminding the viewer of a whole world down below in this imaginary metropolis.

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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