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Sople con fuerza!

Posted in Los Caprichos by Sheila Newbery on March 15, 2012
"Sople con fuerza", platinum palladium print from *Los Caprichos* (2012) Sheila Newbery

“Sople con fuerza”, platinum palladium print from *Los Caprichos* (2012) Sheila Newbery

From Los Caprichos: after Goya, an artist’s book in the making, first presented at the Book Weekend with Alex  and Rebecca Norris Webb hosted by Radius Books in September 2011. 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 Revere paper.

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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