Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Medium: Gold Leaf, Cotton Canvas

Created: 2016

Style: Contemporary

H 135 cm, W 110 cm

Limited Edition 1 of 50

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. However different to the original, Gjoen sees a bright cerise transform the canvas and create a greater contrast between the darkened background and gold leaf highlighted butterflies, the snail, the wasp and insects. This images being a perfect example of Gjoen’s mastery of historic Clair-obscure technique. The work comments on taking the past and remembering it fondly.