Sitting on the Steps of the Duomo


Oil on Canvas - 175cm x 80cm
2009, Matthew Bates, Firenze, Italy

Greetings fellow art enthusiasts! Thank you for taking the time to look at my latest painting, an epic canvas which I started in March 2009 and worked through all Summer, many hundreds of hours. The scene is out in front of the Duomo in Firenze, where people have gathered for centuries. I think it is a special place, one where lost people have been finding each other, tired travelers find a place to rest, and lovers of the Renaissance get to marvel at the wonders all around them.

To view large blown up images of this painting visit my websiteand scroll down the page to find thumbnails that when clicked become very large.