- Lost Knave of Coins - Abstract Rich Textured Oil Painting (2019)
Modern abstract expressive artwork. This is a one of a kind artwork, created and painted by me /Retne/.
The textured and structures create a very interesting and changing look of the artwork.
It comes ready to hang with a hook on the back.
(W)80 x (H)120 centimeters
(W)31 x (H)47 inches
Canvas depth 2 cm / 0.7"
At the bottom of the painting is depicted an old playing card "Knave of Coins" from the oldest known European deck (c. 1390–1410). On one of the detailed images of the painting, you can compare the photo of a real card with a drawn one.
I adore playing cards because I'm a professional magician.
You can find about my magic shows on my Youtube channel: YouTube/MagicDiArchy
The background was painted in multiple layers of paint that working together in my finished artwork – thus a richer color effect. Each layer was complemented by texture effects (scratches, pencil lines, pastels, etc.). As a result, the background of the painting looks like a grungy old background with different colors and textures.
Just at the end of the outgoing year, I finished another Coursera online course: "Modern Art & Ideas by The Museum of Modern Art". In one of the lessons, the African-American artist and storyteller Jacob Lawrence were studied. The unusual position of human figures and their angular forms in Jacob Lawrence's paintings inspired me to depict just such a shape of the silhouette. I made the shape of the silhouette very thick layers, thick enough that the brush strokes are visible. Impasto provides texture; the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas, it adds expressiveness to the painting.
Painting signed on the front. Date and signed on the back.
Delivered with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY signed by myself to protect your investment as a genuinely original work.
This painting will be delivered in a first-class cardboard box and protected with bubbles film and cardboard corners for perfect security.
* I'll send you a tracking number as soon as item ships.
The artwork is shipped from Lithuania. Delivery to the UK and Europe about 3-6 days, to the USA about 7-9 days, and more than 8-12 days to Australia. If you need an estimated delivery time for a different country, just ask.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy this painting :)
If you have any question, please feel free to ask, it will be a great pleasure to communicate with you.
Thank you for visiting my Gallery and interest in my creativity.
Arvydas Gaiciunas (Retne) - professional performing artist, magician, illusionist of Magic Theater "DiArchy". /YouTube/MagicDiArchy/
As a performing artist, he has created numerous international live performances and TV shows in over 34 countries since 1991 such as BBC TV show, FOX NEWS, Daily Record, etc.
He holds several world records:
"Frozen in ice" almost 64 hours.
"Underwater Breath-holding" almost 16 min.
Graduate of Moscow State College of Circus and Pop Art.
He completed the MoMA (New York) Course Certificates.
Retne's inspiration from Abstract Expressionism such as Willem De Kooning, Jackson Pollock.
Listed by worldwide art auctions.