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Et la Lumière fut
Et la Lumière fut
Walnut oil and linseed oil on canvas
24" x 36" x 1.5" (61 x 91 x 4 cm)
* Sold framed in a white wooden floater box.
* This piece has been selected for the 2017 Brush Off Painting Competition by Avenue Art and Mountain Lake PBS; the VIP Opening Night Cocktail and Fundraising Event will be held Thursday, September 14th at Westmount Square, Westmount QC. Details & more info >
A piece about light, passing and rebirth, the endless cycle of life.
Similar in tones and luminosity, this piece bears a reminiscence with religious-themed paintings of the Italian renaissance period, and to planetary nebulæ and supernova remnants, stars reaching the end of their life with an interstellar explosion of fire and light.
More About this Artwork
The artwork’s overall appearance presents itself as a relief made from endless series of colourful vertical slats lined up in a textured pattern of variable height. This unique texture is made with a painting knife by repeatedly sculpting on the canvas multiple heavy layers of oil paint of variable thickness in a controlled manner.
This pattern causes a lenticular screen effect which focuses all reflected light to the front of the artwork and towards the viewer, increasing the painting's brightness and glow; this same lenticular effect makes the artwork's appearance to change according to the observer's viewing position, angle and distance from the painting, with the colours and forms morphing progressively into different shapes, also giving it a surprisingly irresistible tactile quality that appeals to all senses.
The texture’s increased height and thickness at the artwork’s edges creates heavier, more pronounced shadows on the piece—adding an additional level of depth and movement to the composition, contrasting with the centre of the piece, with its lighter colour shades and showing barely any shadow thanks to its thinner, less prominent texture, increasing furthermore the luminosity of the piece.