The painting is titled “umbrella for Two" and is painted onto original century-old book pages of 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte. The painting is a modern interpretation of Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester.
"‘Is your name Eyre, Miss?’
‘Person here waiting for you.’
I jumped up, took my muff and umbrella, and hastened
into the inn-passage", Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte
About Cain’s Work
Cain creates beautiful and intriguing art imagery by painting carefully composed figures on vintage book pages. Any space between the figures exposes a background, which gives them context and narrative. The subjects are always turned away from the observer, seemingly engaged in the narrative, which remains magically elusive. As time continues to pass, the contemporary presence of the reader will age along with the older book pages. Interestingly, this ageing will be observed by future viewers of the painting.
About the paintings production
The work is painted on original book pages which are over 75 years of age and are mounted on using cotton duck canvas using kiln dried quality wood stretchers. The stretchers use aluminum dowels to ensure the painting is rigid, allowing the works to be hung without the need for framing (if desired). Works are 24mm deep.
Painted on original book pages of Jane Eyre