The Lloyds Building, in the Evening
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Paper, Edition of 90, 40.5 x 55.5 cm /16" x 22"
Commissioned for the Going for Gold Ball in 2012.
Commissioned for the Going for Gold Ball in 2012, there are two versions of The Lloyds Building paintings. Upon accepting the task, Paola Minekov faced a serious challenge - she had to paint two nearly identical scenes that could be featured either individually or as a pair. After a day of exploration, photographing and sketching, the artist noticed the changes in light reflections. These reflections gave out different colours and the concept for the two paintings was born!
In a process similar to the one employed by Monet when he was painting multiple versions of the Rouen Cathedral, Paola created two very different works portraying the same subject. The Lloyds Building, In the Evening, is characterised by a cooler palette than its counterpart. As the sun is setting, hues become more blue and green, and small glimpses of light linger in some corners. And while we know that the painting represents from its title, there are not many details that discover the identity of the painted. Therefore, this work can also be seen as a painterly experiment in the representation of light.
Artist: Paola Minekov
Printed on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching Paper