Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Medium: Gold Leaf, Cotton Canvas

Created: 2016

Style: Contemporary

H 110 cm, W 135 cm

Limited Edition Print, 1 of 10

Bought from an auction, this 18th-century oil painting sees Gjoen reinterpret mystery to show his strength in the vibrancy of colours that pop on the canvas. Ranging from: beige, bronze, chocolate, copper, umbers and a hint of aubergine, Gjoen’s mastery of historic Clair-obscure technique is admirable. The painting plays with the beauty of darkness contrast between the darkened flowers, and gold leaf highlighted butterflies, the snail, the wasp and insects.