Jan van Eden - large size
Artemis the goddess of the hunt reigns over a supreme jungle in which tigers, snakes and birds are unaware of their own splendid existence. Human abstraction is here projected over the reality of nature. References to the lost paradise run parallel to the problematics of the environment with the cutting of the rainforest and the disappearance of the habitat of large cats and other animal species. But foremost the artist confronts with this theme his personal nostalgia for the nature of Africa and Brasil where he resided so many years.
Ephesian Artemis among tigers, 2000, Acrylic on linen, 116x150 cm, Reference: 002614
The huntress (Artemis), 2000, Acrylic on linen, 116x150 cm, Reference: 002603
Artemis with tiger, 2001
Royal tiger or Panthera Tigris Bengalis, 2001, Acrylic on linen, 150x81 cm (3 panels), Note: Three shaped and moving panels, Reference: 012603