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George Charman

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  • Engraving, Etching, Aquatint
  • Fabriano Tiepolo 290gr Paper
  • Image Size: 28 x 40 cm
  • Total Size: 50 x 70 cm
  • Date: 2013
  • 85 units
  • Ref.: G318

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SOLITUDE AMONG RUINS Following the tradition of the Italian artist Giorgio Piranesi (1720-1778) with his audacious perspectives and his mannerist drama, George Charman, rather than how he gathered his inspiration In the Roman ruins and Baroque architecture, he found in the Lisbon Earthquake, a contemporary of the famous architect, the guiding motif for his powerful metaphors of a civilization in ruins, the our. The engravings, in a mix of reality and fiction, recreate the original drawings by M. Paris and T. Pedegache made in 1757 based on witness reports. Collapse of a city and the icons of past splendor, solitude among ruins, which more than just traces of collapsing architecture, are revealing of the fragility of human works and their absence , in the apocalyptic and timeless scenario of the bankruptcy of the values it represents.

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