I/Eye: On Photography

Los pilotos vuelan más rápido que el ángel de la muerte

Posted in Los Caprichos by Sheila Newbery on February 21, 2012
Los pilotos vuelan más rápido que el ángel de la muerte (palladium print, 2012) Sheila Newbery

Los pilotos vuelan más rápido que el ángel de la muerte (palladium print, 2012) Sheila Newbery

From Los Caprichos: after Goya, an artist’s book in the making. It’s inspired by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes’ well known album of eighty satirical aquatints, which the artist published in 1799, after a debilitating illness.

‘Caprichos’ means literally: whims. Images from this series are photographed from video source on a 4×5 Crown Graphic press camera and printed in platinum-palladium (a traditional process) on Bergger paper (Cot 320).

In keeping with the spirit of Goya’s sharp-edged commentary, I’ve given each of the images a caption — in Spanish.

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