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Aimé Montandon (1913-1985)
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This etching features three men: one reading while the other two listen attentively. Although diverging from Montandon’s usual pre-Columbian motifs, elements of his self-described Indian typology are discernible in the angular features of the faces. The interior scene is marked by the artist’s skillful use of shadows, characterized by bold, intersecting shadows, which add depth and intensity to the print, echoing the existential anguish it embodies. In Montandon’s engravings, tragedy unfolds through a masculine lens.

This work was also presented at MBAL during the exhibition Le plaisir du texte (2023).

Lithograph, inv. 4391