Cupid (AMOR VINCIT OMNIA) | Magnus Gjoen
'LOVE CONQUERS ALL' 2020
50 X 72.5 CM
ARCHIVAL PIGMENT INKS ON 308 GSM COTTON RAG
A MODERN TAKE ON CUPID AND HIS BOW AND ARROW
The classical carving of cupid in Baroque pose, eyes cast up in contemplation, tiny wings spread for the flight of love. Behold in its arms, the cherubim holds an atomic bomb, with gold lettering: ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’. Love conquers all; And so does war, as Gjoen’s print seems to reminds us.