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In my latest cityscape painting "Lover's Bridge in Verona" I used a design technique which utilizes the Fibonacci sequence. The painting has dimensions which are 180cm x 80cm. By breaking up the width into two parts we get 50cm + 130cm with the height being 80cm, we get three consecutive Fibonacci numbers, 5, 8, 13. By doing this the overall design of the bridge fits naturally into the famous Fibonacci spiral. We also get two Fibonacci rectangles on the sides of the painting and a perfect square of 80cm x 80cm in the middle between the two Fibonacci rectangles… Continue reading… 1 comment

Santa Trinita Revisited

by MATTBATES , October 3, 2009—12:00 AM

Topics: art, bridge, canvas, oil, painting, realism, scene, statue, street

I just got back from Cannes where I visited with Franck Neel the owner and curator of Galerie Neel where this, and other of my paintings are available. Franck has done a stellar job at the galerie, with this painting in particular, the frame is super. It was great to see this painting again. (4th dimensional painting is when you can see more in the design than you can in real life. This painting was designed to bend space and time. After 5 years, I came back to this bridge to make an even larger painting, always loving the overall design of this place.) This painting is available for purchase at Galerie Neel in Cannes. For inquiries call +33 (0) 4 93 68 57 83… Continue reading… 0 comments