Ann Chernow and the Influence of Alberto Giacometti

Edition Review

  • Ann Chernow, I Suddenly Realized (2013)

  • Hard ground etching and aquatint, 13 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. Edition of 15. Printed by James Reed, Bridgeport, CT. Published by Connecticut Fine Arts, Westport, CT. .

Ann Chernow’s 2013 etching I Suddenly Realized is, among other things, an homage to Alberto Giacometti—not to his famous sculptures but to the implicit drama of his works on paper. Chernow became fascinated with the artist’s drawings, etchings and lithographs after visiting the collection of Herbert Lust in the 1980s. She noted Giacometti’s competence as a draughtsman, his use of erasure and crosshatching to create texture and depth, and his occasional practice of boxing a scene with text underneath, as in his lithograph Moving, Mute Objects (1931).

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