Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), Archival pigment inks and 24ct gold leaf on cotton rag
Edition of 5
Dimensions: 113cm (H) x 80cm (W) / 44.5" (H) x 31.5" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 07 March - 12 March
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About the art
I Saw The Sky Come Down To Meet You , Blue Velvet (Gold Leaf) is a limited edition archival pigment inks on paper print hand-finished with 24CT Gold Leaf by contemporary artist Magnus Gjoen.
Based on the ceiling, "The Apotheosis of Hercules' by Francois Lemoyne in the King's apartments in Versailles, "I saw the sky come down to meet you' brings the gods down to a human height and the viewer face to face with the divine. Produced in six colour ways, each echoing the gold and glory of heaven and the splendour of Versailles, the piece depicts the moment that Hercules is elevated to godly status, picked out by a contrasting a halo in the centre of the piece that acts as a gateway or portal, drawing the viewer into the scene.
Continuing to explore his fascination with Rococo and Baroque ceilings which play with games of perspective (as with his recent carpet collaboration where he inverted ground and sky), Gjoen brings the heavens to our interiors and the skies of Mount Olympus to our walls. From a very small edition of 5, printed onto 308gsm Cotton Rag Paper, the piece is signed and numbered by the artist. Also available in Cherry and Tuscan Green.
Size (cm): 113 x 80
Based in: London
Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the UK. As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and has been acquired for the permanent collections of the Haifa Museum of Art and Daimler collection.
He questions the notions of …
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