Artist: Benjamin Thomas Taylor
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 100 cm H x 130cm W
Limited edition print, hand finished in gold leaf- Framed
‘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.