Regium Veniam

Mix Media On Board
180 Cm X 120 Cm
70.86 Inc X 47.2 Inch

“Regium Veniam” by Allan Banford is a striking mixed media artwork that immerses viewers in a rich and warm abstract landscape. Created on board, this piece measures an impressive 180 cm x 120 cm, captivating the observer with its vibrant colors and dynamic composition.

Inspired by “The Secret of Bandy Hollow” by Edward S. Sorenson, published in The Argosy Magazine in 1905, this artwork pays homage to the intriguing tale set in Australia. The story revolves around a discovery of great significance that brings about unexpected consequences, featuring a character named Allan Banford.

Banford’s interpretation of this narrative unfolds in “Regium Veniam,” where the landscape serves as a metaphor for the complexities and mysteries of the human experience. Through his mastery of mixed media techniques, Banford captures the essence of the Australian landscape, infusing it with warmth and depth.

The title “Regium Veniam” hints at a realm of forgiveness or pardon, suggesting themes of redemption and reconciliation within the narrative. This juxtaposition of a hot landscape against the coolness of forgiveness invites viewers to contemplate the interplay between conflict and resolution, desire and consequence.

As viewers engage with “Regium Veniam,” they are transported to a realm where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur. Banford’s abstract interpretation of the Australian landscape invites exploration and introspection, encouraging viewers to discover the hidden meanings and narratives embedded within the layers of color and texture.

“Regium Veniam” is more than just a visual feast—it is a gateway to a world of mystery and intrigue, where the echoes of a century-old story resonate with timeless relevance. Through Banford’s evocative artwork, viewers are invited to embark on a journey of discovery and interpretation, unlocking the secrets that lie within the heart of the landscape.

Read the story:

The Secret of Bandy Hollow by Edward S. Sorenson published by The Argosy Magazine 1905

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