Louise McNaught Animal Painting - Architecture of Alchemy, delicate silver butterfly wings, oil painting
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Louise McNaught
Architecture of Alchemy, delicate silver butterfly wings, oil painting

2018

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‘Architecture of Alchemy’ by contemporary artist Louise McNaught featuring delicate silver butterfly wings. Oil, 23ct gold leaf, spray paint and acrylic on canvas. 80x80cm - canvas size, unframed. Signed by the artist Louise‘s creations feature nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. McNaught's work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also relfects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species. By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status. Her animals are a medium for self-expression, as lack of context and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche. Just as we use highlighters to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent media. By drawing the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 31.5 in. x D 1.58 in.H 80 cm x W 80 cm x D 4 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Deddington, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU63233430503
  • Seller Reference Number
    Architecture of Alchemy by Louise McNaught
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