Goya In Sixteen Dreams
Size - (USA):
30 W x 22 H x 0.1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
76.2 W x 55.9 H x 0.3 D (centimeters)
This one of a kind work is my statement about the brain dead people who refuse to get vaccinated against the COVID virus. This mixed media montage is a combination of collage and printmaking. Sixteen individual prints created from a zinc plate etching developed in Nitric Acid are presented in four rows of four. The scene is inspired by my interpretation of a Goya aquatint entitled, THE SLEEP OF REASON PRODUCES MONSTERS, translated fro Spanish, “El sueño de la razón produce monstruos”. Francisco Goya created the work between 1797 and 1799 for the Diario de Madridit is the 43rd of 80 aquatints making up the satirical Los Caprichos. My intaglio etching is executed on three types of printmaking paper RivesBFK whiteStonehenge Cream, and Stonehenge Black. I employed blends of oil base Charbonnel brand inks from Paris. The overall size of my work is about 22 inches high by 30 inches wide. It includes a handmade frame with plexiglass and ships to the buyer in a cardboard box. The work includes sixteen double mounted etchings on RivesBFK white paper from France. The frame measures about 40 inches wide by 32 inches high and is not available in reproductions.
Goya, Nightmare, Intaglio. Monsters, Devils, Original Printmaking