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TIMOTHY TOMPKINS (b. 1967)

 
The images from the "Longevity" series are from found travel photographs or screen grabs from various documentaries that were captured and manipulated via computer.   Referencing the seascape paintings of J.M.W. Turner, the work explores the connection between the history of painting as social and historical recorder and the idea of images and documentaries as contemporary vehicles for the dissemination of social story telling. The images from the "Longevity" series are from found travel photographs or screen grabs from various documentaries that were captured and manipulated via computer.   Referencing the seascape paintings of J.M.W. Turner, the work explores the connection between the history of painting as social and historical recorder and the idea of images and documentaries as contemporary vehicles for the dissemination of social story telling. The images from the "Longevity" series are from found travel photographs or screen grabs from various documentaries that were captured and manipulated via computer.   Referencing the seascape paintings of J.M.W. Turner, the work explores the connection between the history of painting as social and historical recorder and the idea of images and documentaries as contemporary vehicles for the dissemination of social story telling. The images from the "Longevity" series are from found travel photographs or screen grabs from various documentaries that were captured and manipulated via computer.   Referencing the seascape paintings of J.M.W. Turner, the work explores the connection between the history of painting as social and historical recorder and the idea of images and documentaries as contemporary vehicles for the dissemination of social story telling.
Longevity Painting v.2201548 x 70 in. commercial enamel on aluminum

12,000

The images from the "Longevity" series are from found travel photographs or screen grabs from various documentaries that were captured and manipulated via computer. Referencing the seascape paintings of J.M.W. Turner, the work explores the connection between the history of painting as social and historical recorder and the idea of images and documentaries as contemporary vehicles for the dissemination of social story telling.
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