‘Last of the Alchemists’ is a Giclee print by highly sought after artist Louise McNaught. The print is from a limited edition of 50 and is printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet paper.
The work of Louise McNaught draws its inspiration form the natural world: raising the status of animals and creatures to the majestic and sublime, McNaught creates bold images, using striking colour and compositional techniques. ‘The Last of the Alchemists’ is a jaw-dropping print: against a background of flat, mustard yellow, a huge, dying bee is caught in the moment of falling. The image is full of movement and dynamism, as the bee streaks black paint down the yellow background as it falls. There is real splendour to McNaught’s dying bee, rendered in intricate detail, with the bold colouring of black and amber gold. ‘The Last of the Alchemists’ is an image of striking power, not only aesthetically - in its breathtaking use of colour and composition - but in its comment on the natural world and the pertinent reminder of our delicate relationship with nature.