Invisible Cities Illustrated: Artist Illustrates Each and Every City in Italo Calvino’s Classic Novel

As I was finishing up the invisible cities this week, it was interesting to come across another artist’s interpretation of the same city “Isaura,” which is the city of a thousand wells. Karina Puente  illustrated the fictional city by drawing different types of paper and cutting out images with exacto knives, so the final product consisted of layers of cut and glued paper. While ours both depicted upward motion, hers approached it from a different perspective, looking into the earth and focusing on built landscape with layers and layer of buildings with a multi-dimensional and upward effect. I found the contrast in our interpretations revealing of people create different mental images when they read the same words.

Check it out here!


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