Florence, as seen from Piazza Michelangelo, is a breathtaking experience. Internationally acclaimed artist Michael Flohr has truly captured the beauty and essence of this ancient city whose history has impacted the art world for centuries.
“When I first came here as an artist it was truly amazing to look out over a city that has inspired so many important artists. I can remember sitting there with a Venetian made water coloring book and sketching in a place where famous artists must have been in awe.” – Michael Flohr
Michael Flohr’s ability to capture colour and light has been likened by art critics to numerous great masters that have come before him. His classical approach to painting allows him to create a compositional balance by using light as a source of inspiration and explore many depths within his work. Although classically trained, what sets Flohr’s work uniquely apart from his contemporaries is the ability to infuse his own modern approach in portraying traditional subjects and landscapes such as “Beautiful Florence”.
In this masterful work the viewer sees light dancing in the shadows off the buildings making us feel the illustrious radiance of a city which exudes art and romance. Colours and shapes come together capturing yet another great moment on canvas; a quintessential Michael Flohr painting.
About Michael Flohr
Michael Flohr, one of California’s hottest young ‘urban’ artists, has carved a niche for himself as an ‘urban painter.’
His work, actually the artist himself, is more than that: Flohr not only captures scenes of city life with his work, the work succeeds in imparting to the viewer the ‘feel’ and the ‘rhythm’ of the city.
Cities—especially vibrant ones such as Flohr’s most often-used choice, San Francisco—have a current. A pace. A ‘groove’. Flohr’s work is the visual equivalent of Jazz music. Jazz takes an eight or sixteen bar phrase, establishes it as a theme, then strays into an improvisational interpretation of that theme by seeing how far out it can get while still staying in the chords—which, by the way, is the origin of the 60’s hippy phrase, ‘Far out’. Flohr’s work does that, too.
“I have a huge passion to record humanity on canvas, the good and the bad, it is all beautiful to me.”
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