Et in Arcadia Ego

Pierre Ardouvin
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Pigment print on Canson Rag Photographic 310 gr enhanced by screen printing
27 x 39.5 cm
Co-edition with Tchikébé 

Edition of 30 + 3 AP

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Signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the back

As is often the case in his work – we remember his “Écran de Veille” series – Pierre Ardouvin uses the postcard as a starting point. In this new edition ("Et in Arcadia Ego") produced in co-publishing with the Tchikebe workshop, the artist takes an old postcard of Arcadia beach in Odessa (Ukraine) and affixes in gold letters the Latin phrase “ Et in Arcadia Ego” [I am also in Arcadia]. The "I" here referring to death, the artist gives us in this work a type of contemporary vanity whose impact is reinforced by the current geopolitical context, while paying homage to classical painting through its direct reference to the eponymous work by Nicolas Poussin, more often known as "Les Bergers d'Arcadie".

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