Plate 10: Love and Death, from The Caprichos, 2014
Etching and aquatint
‘See here a prideful lover who, unable to be humble in the face of her rivals, dies in the arms of her beloved and loses her by her daring. It is inadvisable to draw arms too often.’
Edition of 12. Plate 10 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: ’10’; titled in the plate lower center: ‘Love and Death.’. Numbered, signed, and dated in pencil.
The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both reveal the dark underbelly of cultural movements which ultimately serve to divide society across economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Lombardo brings these issues into contemporary light through a queer feminist lens.
This edition was published by Childs Gallery and printed at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT) by printer Opal Ecker DeRuvo. Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright White paper and Portland Black ink where used for this edition.