I/Eye: On Photography

Los prisioneros

Posted in Uncategorized by Sheila Newbery on October 20, 2012
"Los Prisioneros" from *Los Caprichos: after Goya* (palladium print, 2012) © Sheila Newbery

“Los Prisioneros” from *Los Caprichos: after Goya* (palladium print, 2012) © Sheila Newbery

“Los prisioneros,” (“Prisoners”) from  Los Caprichos: after Goya: a 21st-century adaptation of an 18th-century masterpiece. Inspired by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes’ well known album of eighty satirical aquatints, published in 1799.

“Caprichos” means literally: whims. Images from this series are photographed from video source and printed in platinum palladium. In keeping with the spirit of Goya’s mordant titles, I’ve given each image a caption — in Spanish.

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