Landscape

$19,000.00
Size:
162cm x 112cm
Year:
2019
Medium:
Painting
Medium:
Oil

Curator's Eye

Bihop’s bold, expressive works draw on the canon of art history by reinterpreting some of the world’s most recognisable works of art and literature. Most notable about these works is the omission of any human or animal form, but life and vivacity is ever-present in the form of energetic brushstrokes that dance across the canvas, splitting and dissecting the composition.

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A parody of Henri Rousseau's 1910 work 'Tropical Landscape - American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla'. In this era, in Western art, white men were the subject. On the other hand, Rousseau painted a new and unknown world, that is, a primitive and natural landscape, but this soon fell into ideologies such as Primitivism and Orientalism.