Tourist/Local (Diptych)

by Adam Chapman

Dual images of The Amalfi Coast, bringing up questions of perception within the viewer to compare between local and tourist sensibilities.

2011, oil on canvas
(2) 70cm x 100cm

This is one of the first pieces I painted while studying in Florence, Italy. It is from an adventure I had in September ’11 in The Amalfi Coast. The diptych shows two distinctly different views on the same image, which signifies a separate perception between the two. This contrast calls into question the perspective of a tourist against that of an Italian local.