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Magnes by Vincenzo Cohen

by Vincenzo Cohen

Painter, Italy

Oil Painting




Size: 40 × 50 × 1.5 cm

Edition Size: single production

Reference: Portraits in red and grey



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The work represents the Cretan shepherd Magnes, from which, according to Pliny the Elder , derives the word “magnetism”. In his “Naturalis historia” he tells that this shepherd walking on Mount Ida accidentally discovered the properties of the magnetite when his iron stick and the nails of his shoes were suddenly attracted by magnetite rocks. The work represents the shepherd with luminous and magnetic beams coming out of the eyes, symbolizing a force that is released.

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