Author: Charlotte Bearn

The Accession of Magnus Gjoen: Grenade Assumption of the Virgin

Magnus Gjoen’s stunning new print ‘Grenade Assumption of the Virgin’ elegantly combines his fascination with war and religion with his love of Renaissance art and Italy (he studied in Milan and frequently returns to the country).
Grenade Assumption Of The Virgin By Magnus Gjoen
Grenade Assumption Of The Virgin By Magnus Gjoen

The ‘Assumption of the Virgin’ is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece by Titian, executed in 1516-1518. The large oil painting was Titian’s first major commission in Venice and is the largest altarpiece in the city. Titian’s painting commemorates the story of the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven. It is based on apocryphal legends, which told how the body and soul of Jesus’ mother were taken up to heaven by angels, three days after her death.

In his latest release, Magnus molds a religious painting of the assumption onto a grenade, a stark and uncompromising image of warfare. In classic Magnus style, the piece handsomely and succinctly represents the beauty and destruction created in the name of religion. The giclee print is from a limited edition of 200 and printed on Enhanced Matt 189 gsm fine art paper.

artworks

Wonders of the Natural World - Box Set of four prints by Magnus Gjoen
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Wonders of the Natural World - Box... £250 £125

Magnus Gjoen

20 x 20cm

Limited edition of 250

Delft Paperweight Box Set by Magnus Gjoen
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Delft Paperweight Box Set £50 £42.50

Magnus Gjoen

5.6cm diameter (each)

Limited Edition of 200

Lux Vita Caritas - Framed by Magnus Gjoen
Ready To Hang
Lux Vita Caritas - Framed £365 £330

Magnus Gjoen

66 x 66cm

Limited edition of 80

VIVE LE ROI - PINK £50

Magnus Gjoen

20 x 20cm

Limited Edition of 100

Worries Go Down Better with Soup by Magnus Gjoen
Rare
Worries Go Down Better with Soup £300 £280

Magnus Gjoen

10 x 14cm

Limited Edition of 200

What Comes Next Will be Marvellous by Magnus Gjoen
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What Comes Next Will be Marvellous £380 £350

Magnus Gjoen

50 x 50cm

Limited Edition of 50

Thou Shalt Go Gently Into The Dark £995

Magnus Gjoen

70 x 75cm

Limited edition of 25

Medusa - Framed by Magnus Gjoen
Ready To Hang
Medusa - Framed £205

Magnus Gjoen

46 x 46cm

Limited edition of 125

NOSTALGIA OF THE SEASON THAT JUST PASSED... £1,800

Magnus Gjoen

100 x 100 cm

Limited edition of 5

Thou Shalt Go Gently Into The Dark... £2,250

Magnus Gjoen

110 x 120cm

Limited edition of 15

The Olive Branch (Azzuro) £2,500

Magnus Gjoen

95 x 120cm

Limited edition of 3

The Olive Branch (Oliva) £2,500

Magnus Gjoen

95 x 120cm

Limited edition of 3

Like a Prayer £250

Magnus Gjoen

26 x 36cm

Limited edition of 30

Allegory of the Unknown 35 by Magnus Gjoen
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Allegory of the Unknown 34 by Magnus Gjoen
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Allegory of the Unknown 32 by Magnus Gjoen
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Allegory of the Unknown 26 by Magnus Gjoen
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Allegory of the Unknown 23 by Magnus Gjoen
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Allegory of the Unknown 22 by Magnus Gjoen
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Allegory of the Absurd 6 by Magnus Gjoen
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Medici Grenade by Magnus Gjoen
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Medici Grenade £200

Magnus Gjoen

40 x 40cm

Limited edition of 100

NOSTALGIA OF THE SEASON THAT JUST PASSED... £1,800

Magnus Gjoen

100 x 100 cm

Limited edition of 5

NOSTALGIA OF THE SEASON THAT JUST PASSED... £1,800

Magnus Gjoen

100 x 100 cm

Limited edition of 5