Bring a fascinating touch of surrealism to your collection!
When Alfred Pellan (1906-1988) left Quebec City to study art in Paris, he was immediately drawn to the Surrealists, a new group of artists that believed art no longer needed to portray the physical world, but could begin to explore the more profound realities that lay in the subconscious. In 1948, Pellan interpreted part of Paul Eluard's poem Les Petits Justes. In his drawing Fragments, Pellan played on the words of the original title to create an evocative image of the "sweet nothings" that are exchanged between a woman and a man. The poem reads, "Was she stone? She caved in." and in Pellan�s drawing a woman made of stone blocks disintegrates before a bedazzled man.
Composition: 91.70% gold, 8.30% silver
Weight: 17.13 grams
Diameter: 29.0 mm