John-Mark Gleadow REFLECTIONS OF EUROPE
John-Mark Gleadow REFLECTIONS OF EUROPE
John-Mark Gleadow REFLECTIONS OF EUROPE

John-Mark Gleadow REFLECTIONS OF EUROPE

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"Reflections of Europe" by John Mark Gleadow

  • Gallery Wrapped Giclee on Canvas - Ready to Hang
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  • Made in The USA
“Reflections of Europe” was born out of John-Mark’s feeling that Europe was something very important & rich that needed to be explored. Though he has been to the continent since doing the piece for solo shows in UK galleries, at the time he completed “Reflections of Europe”, he hadn’t yet been there.

This piece was heavily influence by
hours upon hours of research, combing through endless important cultural events, places and people. John-Mark’s ancestors were from Great Britain, perhaps explaining why 2 of the 7 books involve the nation. The Eiffel Tower seemed an obvious choice for John-Mark and remains the only book he has painted leaning to-date.

The choice of
Picasso relates not only to the significance of Spanish culture, but also to John-Mark’s own schooling as an artist and the art history courses he took. So many people, when viewing the piece in person remark about the fact that the pores on Picasso’s face are clearly visible – indeed a master’s depiction of a master! Greece was chosen, strangely enough due to John-Mark’s own love of the color blue (or his own interpretation of the color) used in the architecture in Santorini. In fact, John-Mark had to order a specialized tube of blue paint in order to get the color correct. The choice of Venice was due to how iconic it is and the  Matterhorn as a symbol of how important the Swiss Alps are to the continent.

 

This work of art features book binding depictions of

  • Guinness Beer
  • City of London
  • Paris
  • Picasso
  • Santorini
  • Venice
  • Matterhorn