Mythology is the study and interpretation of often sacred tales or fables of a culture known as 'myths' or the collection of such stories which usually deal with the human condition, good and evil, human origins, life and death, the afterlife, and the gods. Myths express the beliefs and values about these subjects held by a certain culture. Ancient History Encyclopedia
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01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 20
The viewer is confronted with a choice; if they could choose again, would they break the glass and let history take its path or would they rather not subject the world to religion and wars it has created.
Magnus Gjoen was born in London to
Norwegian parents. He grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the
UK. As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and questions the
notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media, incorporating a
street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces draw on history
and allusion, using existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his
own, contemporary aesthetic. Describing himself as an ‘accidental’
artist, Gjoen studied fine art and fashion design which led to a successful
career in fashion, working for brands such as Vivienne Westwood.
Gjoen’s art offers a modern spin on old masterpieces or
manipulates powerful and strong objects into something fragile yet beautiful.
By blending two genres from completely different worlds, his art is about
rediscovery, taking things from the past and renewing them for the contemporary
market. Breathing fresh air into dusty old paintings found in the far corners
of a museum or lending a sense of beauty and grace to typically powerful, even
dangerous objects, Magnus Gjoen’s work invites a second look. It’s this ability
to engage with the viewer and get them questioning, challenging and thinking
that makes him a promising and successful young artist in the contemporary art
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