Lithographs

The foyer also houses four framed embossed lithographs (each 31 x 24) depicting scenes from the Old Testament. The series known as the Suite Biblique II is 265/275 of a limited edition print done on Arches paper by Sunol Alvar in 1989. The individual pieces are titled:
  • “THE FINDING OF MOSES,”
  • “JOSEPH INTERPRETS PHARAOH’S DREAM,”
  •  “EXODUS” AND
  •  “SAMSON AND DELILAH.”
Each lithograph is hand-signed in the lower right corner. Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos, known by collectors around the world simply as “Alvar,” is a lithographer distinguished among his contemporaries because of his physical involvement in each stage of the lithograph’s production and because of the intricate complexity of the lithographic image. Alvar’s lithography superimposes textures upon images and images upon other images to create illusions of translucency and immateriality. Typically, his pieces feature figures floating through a space marked by accouterments from ordinary domestic life. These pieces also feature delicate lace patterns. The face that appears in all his art – the romantic face with streaming hair – signifies for Alvar all humanity. In the end, we are all alike, Alvar says, “with the same emotions, the same needs.”