This is original lithograph, executed around 1950-1960s by Austrian painter Christoph Donin.
With great technical ability, Christoph Donin (1930-2013) created a graphic work that is reminiscent of Gustave Moreau. In addition to a light, enchanted world of images, he also strikes more serious tones - for example in the "Astronauts-Dinosaurs" cycle from the 80s, which can be read as an early comment on the climate catastrophe.
Donin, Christoph, Austrian painter, graphic artist, illustrator, ( 1930 Bregenz, died in Vienna 2013), worked in Vienna. Studied: 1948-53 HS for applied art ibid., with Ceno Kosak and master class with Franz Herberth (ill., printmaking); 1953-1956 lectureship ibid. 1959-1972 head of graphic. Wkst. "Schrollpresse", 1972-82 of Ed. Tusch in Vienna. 1964 etching tool and lessons in cycling at the Sommer-Academy in Salzburg, 1965-67 ibid. Ass. by Johnny Friedländer. 1966-71 President of the New Hagenbund Vienna. Award: 1955 Austrian HS Prize; 1958 Advancement award from the Central Savings Bank in Vienna. – Combines reality and dreams in gem. paradises. its content the fantasist. A work close to realism "in its baroque phantasms is more akin to the bizarre figures of a Herzmanowsky-Orlando" (B.Borchhardt-Birbaumer). Also book ill. (e.g. vignettes and offset lithographs for F. Schwarz, Der Halbherr, W. 1974), flower pieces and travel deletions. as water and color wheel. in muted colors.
WORKS GRAZ, LM Joanneum, Neue Gal. VIENNA, Albertina.
EXHIBITIONS E: 1956 Graz, LM Joanneum, Neue Gal. / Vienna: 1958, '65 Hagenbund; 1966-74 (frequent), 1996 (K) Gal. Peithner-Lichtenfels; 1976 Gal. Stubenbastei / 1969 Florence, Gall. Arno / 1976 Modling, Gal. arcade – G: 2000 St.Pölten, Lower Austria Documentation center for modern art: anniversaries.
Literature: List, 1967; ÖKL V, 1979 (lit.); Fuchs, Painter (20th century) I, 1985. – Kunsthandel 54:1962(2)19; V. Birke, Weltkunst 28:1968(18)833; business week v. 1/29/1982; Neuer Hagenbund (K Orangery Pal. Auersperg), W. 1984. – Online: Gal. Peithner-Lichtenfels, 2000
inscriptions: lower right signed in pencil, lower left numbered 79/180.
Technique: original lithograph on paper,original period frame.
Measurements: image w 19 1/8” x h 25” (48,5 x 63,5 cm), framed w 22 1/2” x h 28 1/3” (57 x 72 cm).
Condition: very good.