The Eye of Love Portfolio

René Groebli

Limited Edition - Platinum

January 19, 2016


Peter Fetterman Gallery is excited to announce the release of René Groebli's beautiful "Eye of Love" body of work as a Limited Edition Portfolio comprised of a selection of 12 11 x 14" platinum prints from his celebrated series. Enjoy this small preview of the works presented in the portfolio. Now in his 80s René Groebli began his career as a photographer for various newspapers and magazines and although he married his wife Rita in 1951 they only had time to go on their honeymoon two years later. It was on this journey through post-war France that he took these intimate and and tender pictures; dressing and undressing, the unmade bed, the bottle of half drunk wine, her reflection in the mirror, dancing. There is nothing explicit only implied. His affection for his wife imbued in each image, his lens always longing, dewy eyed, misty and lost in the perfume of love. Here's what Groebli has to say about this work:

"I tried to convey the typical atmosphere of French hotel rooms. There were so many impressions: the poor-looking furniture in a cheap hotel, the 'Amors' embroidered on the curtains. And I was in love with the girl, the girl who is my wife. I think a series of photographs should be compared with a novel or even a poem rather than a painting: let us tell something!"

On Groebli's series Eye of Love from The History of the Nude in Photography, 1964:

"A number of years ago, a young Swiss photographer and his new bride made a honeymoon journey through France. In that romantic country they found that Eros attended even the humblest of hotel rooms. The photographer, René Groebli, chose to record this beginning event in their lives and in doing so, produced a series of sensitive photographs that are a tour de force in good taste."


René Groebli
Eye of Love
Platinum Portfolio
Limited Edition of 20 copies
Includes 12 11 x 14" Platinum prints matted to 16 x 20"
Signed and numbered by the artist
Enclosed in a elegant portfolio case