Finding a Connection


my name is: Thomas Garner

i'm sharing: These are paintings of paintings. They hark back to my students days at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy, where I would take pictures of master paintings at the attached Academy Museum and re-paint them with all the blurring, perspective distortion, and glare of my photos.

this was inspired by: I am inspired by great master works in the Getty collection. The Italian work is closest to my heart as I lived in the precincts of the Venetian Republic for 24 years. It is a bit of home for me in LA.

to me, inspiration is: Inspiration to me is finding a connection with an antique painting through its content and surface as an historical artifact contiguous with our own time.

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