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Peter BRÄUNINGER – Ships Crossing in the Night

Swiss artist Peter Braeuninger creates dark post-industrial landscapes in which past and present merge, as in this fantastic view of two ships crossing – one a steamship, the other a masted sailing ship – in a vast underground cavern with industrial buildings on a hill and a railway station like dome overhead.

Peter Bräuninger was born in Cham om 1948 and grew up on Lake Zurich. He studied in New York at the Pratt Institute, and has worked in the United States, Italy, Austria, Germany and France.  Married to the artist Anna Gridazzi, he divides his time between the port cities of Genua and Hamburg.  Ports are a major theme of his work, along with ocean steamers, sailing ships and coastal landscapes in dark tones. Something in these works, and their vast dark caverns, reminds us of Piranesi’s prison series.

We do not know the title of this work. It shows the prow of a clipper ship in the foreground, while a steamship turns the corner in the distance, all under a vast trainstation style dome.

Signed lower right and numbered 38/ 60

Dimensions of Sheet: 53 x 39 cm  Dimensions of Image: 25 x 45.5 cm

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