Saturday, January 26, 2008




Right! Well... Here is the first in a line of "Cine Citta" paintings. This one is officially titled Cine Citta: Pollock versus Gorky. It is acrylic on paper for a change. I'm not clear on it's measurements. I think it's roughly36"x60" piu e meno.

You can see it in the flesh if you are headed by the Honfleur Anniversary Gala this evening at 7pm. http://www.honfleurgallery.com/Honfleur/Top/default.htm
It hangs in the first studio on your right after you climb the stairs. You can see it in sittu complete with the Piero reproduction that I took some of the landscape elements from.

5 comments:

Michael said...

I really like the balance between stasis and action. It gives it the seething potential that is so sexy to the kids these days. I hope you intend to do a whole series of these.
BTW: is Cine Citta a generic reference to cinema city or a direct reference to the classic movie studio (Cinecitta) in Rome.

Matthew said...

It is a reference to the Roman movie studio. I thought it would offer a bit of context. To some degree we know what a "Cowboy" is becuase of Sergio Leone. Then the swashbuckling Ab-Exers come in with their cowboy ways.

I am going to be writing a Small Projects Grant to set about making more. Grant or no grant I will be working on them along with the other paintings.

Claudia said...

I really really like this! Can't wait to see the next installment (and the blog posts leading up to it).

Amanda said...

Hi there!

SO I was thinking...do you think David Bates would appreciate this? I think so! I could send him the link to your blog, if you like. Not like we're best buddies or anything, but a cowboy painting with a reference to Giotto would be, like, SO his jam. I think he'd chuckle over it at the very least.

I really hope you get the funding to do this a series a la Scrovegni chapel! So fun! So clever! So NOW!

Matthew said...

I quite like David Bates actually. Maybe he would get a kick out of them.
No se?
http://www.dcmooregallery.com/bates-images.htm#