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Elisabeth Ladwig - "The Greatest Show on Earth"

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Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: The Greatest Show on Earth
Medium: Photo Collage Print (unframed)
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Unframed fine art prints. Printed on museum-grade, textured fine art paper (100% rag archival).

18"h x 12"w: Edition of 28
27"h x 18"w: Edition of 17
35" h x 23"w: Edition of 7

"You’re invited! Come experience the magic of The Greatest Show on Earth, now touring worldwide! Fantastical creatures big and small! Infinite colors and lights! Transformations before your very eyes! You won’t want to miss it! Date: Every Day Time: 24/7 Place: Outside" Elisabeth Ladwig

"The Greatest Show on Earth" features a surreal and whimsical assembly of various animals in a staged setting, reminiscent of a theatrical production. Central to the composition is a black goat standing on a wooden stump. Atop the goat, a row of small birds and a quirrel, are perched neatly on its back, creating an odd sense of harmony. Above this central arrangement, a colorful parrot is perched on a horizontal branch, sharing its roost with a small white bird to its left. Peering over the goat from behind is an ostrich, with a curious and alert gaze, adding to the sense of eccentricity. To the left of the goat is a black horse gazing towards the viewer, and an owl, sitting on the ground near the wooden stump, turns its head. On the right of the central goat, there is a large cat with distinctive spotted fur. In the background, amidst a field of pink flowers and green grass, several birds are taking flight, and an animal can be seen grazing in the distance under a moody sky. A white duck occupies the foreground to the right, contributing to the eclectic mix of animals. The whole scene is framed by blue curtains giving the feeling of a staged tableau or a window into another world. The artwork, digitally constructed mimic such a style, evokes a certain playfulness and invites the viewer to contemplate the whimsical coexistence of these various creatures. The attention to detail show a level of technical skill in creating this imaginary scenario.