Artist: Benjamin Thomas Taylor

Medium: Mixed Media

Year: 2017

Size: 150 cm x 170 cm W

‘Un Moment Donne (Henri Rousseau’s Carousel)’ is from a series that is inspired by a Paul Cezanne saying: “With an apple i will astonish Pairs.”

In this series I’ve created a number of paintings that illustrate a single, isolated object, surrounded by white space. I was interested to examine the visual power of a singular object, as a direct reaction to the saturation of imagery we experience in our daily lives.

This painting shows a fair ground carousel covered in images by the artist ‘Henri Rousseau’. The image catches a single moment in time, a struggle between life and death, sound-tracked by the image of ‘The Snake Charmer’ in the top left corner
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