Santa Trinita Revisited by Matthew  Bates

Santa Trinita Revisited

An Original Oil Painting by Matthew Bates

180cm x 60cm – ©2007 Matthew Bates, Firenze, Italy, All Rights Reserved

This painting is available at Neel Gallery in Paris

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1970, Washington, DC

I was born into an artistic family, in a place for politics. I got out soon after my 18th birthday and moved to California, there a teacher sent me on a quest to Florence, Italy, where I fell in love with all things Italian. That was in 1990, I have been here ever since.

I paint in the style of Magic Realism, my own style, based on realistic subjects, where I tweak the dimensions to add time and space, accentuating colors and details.

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  • Matthew  Bates
    Matthew Batesabout 7 years ago

    I used 4th dimensional techniques to bend this bridge from one side to the other. By doing this you can see both sides at the same time. I wrote an article about this technique if you would like to learn more about how I came up with this type of design.

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggieabout 7 years ago

    Have to admit that I sat back for a moment, when I read: 4th dimensional technique. Went to your explanation. Read: An old friend once told me that we eat with our eyes. I asked him what he meant and he said that we don’t miss a thing, we gobble up reality all of the time.
    As always, I am no doubt going way off the track, but I have a new kitten and I am watching him with such delight, as he investigates this new world into which he has been launched.
    I must print out your explanation and have a calm look at it. The mathematics that you mention is intriguing. I believe my approach to art is obviously like my approach to life. I avoid knowing how things are put together and how they work (e.g., including my own body). I record my impressions.
    Great picture and thanks for making me think about a different perspective.

  • I think that my technique is a result of expanding technology in computer graphics and digital photography. David Hockney made pieces by taking regular photographs and placing them next to one another on a wall, or on a board to make a composition. Now I can do a much better job of this by morphing together lots of photos and making one big scene on the computer, which then becomes my design to hand paint on canvas. I consider this to still be an impression, maybe because you are forced to look around the canvas and take it all in. Thanks for sharing!

    – Matthew Bates

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