Founder of the art movement 'Funism', began his career by producing paintings of animals involving social commentaries, leading him onto an interest in political art. He created a series 'Decorating Nature' which involved photography in the art, he painted nature to transform it into something arty, for example -
We can see the leave has been painted to be something unnatural and stand out from the other leaves, it reminds me of seasons, it has a summery natural look from the tones of green, but an autumn turn from the oranges and red used, the slight hint of sea green/blue could represent rain. I get the idea he has tried to symbolise the life of a leaf, on the floor it is the end of it and Magnusson could have chosen these colours to show its experiences with the weather. Presents it as something with feelings, like a human even though no people ar einvolved in the photograph, it is a very still picture but the lifted leaf looks like if could move or fly away, gives a sense of freedom matching the freedom of nature and the idea of being anywhere, much more rural, isolates city life and human actions.
Here are some of my own examples -
Here I took inspiration from his pine cone painting seen below my own photograph -