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Sarah Seddon

Twenty Etchings

with Aquatint

Inspiration from

Francisco De Goya Lucientes

Los Caprichos


Sarah Seddon

Artist’s Statement

My exhibition has been inspired by Goya’s “Los Caprichos”. These are a set of 80 plates, each dealing with a separate theme rather than part of a continuous narrative, in which Goya comments on the social ills of his time. Through the use of allegories he exposes such things as the corruption of the church, witchcraft and the foibles of human nature.

I have selected some the images from “Los Caprichos” and looked at how Goya has created atmosphere through his use of composition and tonal qualities and attempted to incorporate this in my own work. I have also closely examined his printmaking techniques. My special interest is aquatint and I have experimented with di erent methods of applying it, such as sugar lift and pepper-pot.

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My series of plates are set in an allotment. Through the use of metaphors I invite the viewer, whilst hopefully appreciating the images on face value, to also take time to contemplate on the contemporary social predicament that they depict.


Capricho No. 6: Nadie se conoce (Nobody knows himself)





Beehives


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Capricho No. 8: ยกQue se la llevaron! (So they carried her off!)





When The Going Gets Tough


 

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Capricho No. 18: Y se le quema la casa (And the house is on re)





Evening Temptation


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Capricho No. 19: Todos caerรกn (Everyone will fall)





All Will Fall


 

Capricho No. 23: Aquellos polvos (Those specks of dust)





We Reap What We Sow


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Capricho No. 25: Si quebrรณ el cรกntaro (He broke the pitcher)





Mischief or Fun?


 

Capricho No. 34: Las rinde el sueĂąo (Sleep overcomes them)





Sleep Overcomes Them


 

Capricho No. 36: Mala noche (A bad night)





A Winter Night


Capricho No. 37: Si sabra más el discípulo? (Might not the pupil know more?)





Who Knows?


Capricho No. 38: Bravísimo! (Bravissimo!)





Hear, Hear


Capricho No. 43: El sueño de la razón monstruos (The sleep of reason produces monsters)





Self Portrait


 

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Capricho No. 44: Hilan delgado (They spin nely)





The Webs We Weave


 

Capricho No. 52: Lo que puede un sastre! (What a tailor can do)


The Tailor’s Art


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Capricho No. 61: Volavérunt (They have own)


 

New Horizons


 

Capricho No. 64: Buen viaje (Bon voyage)





Bon Voyage


 

Capricho No. 68: Linda maestra (Pretty teacher)


 

Teaching and Learning


 

Capricho No. 71: Si amanece, nos vamos (When day breaks we will be off)





When Day Breaks We Will Be Off


 

Capricho No. 73: Mejor es holgar (It is better to be lazy)





Is it Better to be Lazy?


Capricho No. 75: No hay quién nos desate? (Can’t anyone unleash us?)


Can’t Anyone untie Us?


 

Capricho No. 80: Ya es hora (It is time)





It Is Time


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