"Golden Gate Bridge, 1936 -San Francisco"  (Original) by Bernard John Bolter IV contemporary-originals-and-limited-editions
 

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"Golden Gate Bridge, 1936 -San Francisco" (Original) by Bernard John Bolter IV

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This piece is a part of my 'Colorful History' series of historical photographs and acrylic on canvas.

I took a historical photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as a starting point for this painting. The famous bridge was completed in 1936 and was originally proposed many years earlier by the infamous San Franciscan eccentric Emperor Norton (or so the legend goes). The architects made special adjustments to the design so that the old battlement, Fort Point, could be preserved the new span and stands there to this day.
I then fill out the rest of the canvas with colorful acrylic paint to complete the scene, with the intention of creating a composition that balances the past and our modern time.

I was inspired to create this series as a native San Franciscan who has seen their city drastically change in recent times. My hope is to create work that could bring the past back into our present lives.

This painting was created live in the streets of San Francisco as a part of my Pullup Gallery project, which is a mobile studio/gallery that brings artistic practice into the city streets.
About the artist:
Bernard Bolter is a fine artist who works with paint, digital photography, and the combination of the two. He studied art at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, the Netherlands and at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Bernard was a founding member of the New York City based art collective - Art Collision, which organized exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Product Specifications

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Vango - original art from independent artists  
Width
16.0" 
Depth
0.75" 
Height
16.0" 
Designer
Bernard John Bolter IV 
Category
Originals And Limited Editions  
Style
Contemporary 
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Product Description

This piece is a part of my 'Colorful History' series of historical photographs and acrylic on canvas.

I took a historical photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as a starting point for this painting. The famous bridge was completed in 1936 and was originally proposed many years earlier by the infamous San Franciscan eccentric Emperor Norton (or so the legend goes). The architects made special adjustments to the design so that the old battlement, Fort Point, could be preserved the new span and stands there to this day.
I then fill out the rest of the canvas with colorful acrylic paint to complete the scene, with the intention of creating a composition that balances the past and our modern time.

I was inspired to create this series as a native San Franciscan who has seen their city drastically change in recent times. My hope is to create work that could bring the past back into our present lives.

This painting was created live in the streets of San Francisco as a part of my Pullup Gallery project, which is a mobile studio/gallery that brings artistic practice into the city streets.
About the artist:
Bernard Bolter is a fine artist who works with paint, digital photography, and the combination of the two. He studied art at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, the Netherlands and at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Bernard was a founding member of the New York City based art collective - Art Collision, which organized exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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