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Galerie Sommerlath

"Laocoon and his sons" Modern Lithograph

"Laocoon and his sons" Modern Lithograph

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The lithograph, entitled "Laocoön and His Sons," depicts a modern and minimalist interpretation of the tragic mythological story of Laocoön. The artwork is done in black and white, and was created in 1953, showcasing a unique blend of classical themes and contemporary art styles.

The image shows the high priest of Troy, Laocoön, who is desperately struggling against the entangling snakes that have coiled around him and one of his sons. The father's face is contorted with pain and anguish as he tries to free himself and his son from the deadly grip of the serpents.

The lithograph is a stark portrayal of the tragic events that occurred in the story, with the artist choosing to focus solely on the father and one son's faces, while the rest of their bodies blend into the snakes' tangled bodies. This minimalist approach creates a haunting effect, emphasising the agony of the characters' plight while leaving much to the viewer's imagination.

The lithograph's monochromatic style and abstracted imagery give it a timeless quality, making it a work of art that continues to captivate and inspire viewers today. The artist's interpretation of the classic myth is an example of the enduring relevance of ancient stories and their ability to inspire modern art forms.
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PERIOD: 1950-1959
CONDITION: Excellent
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 22.75" Width: 30.75" Depth: 0.75"
MATERIAL: Lithograph

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