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Return of Goya's Caprichos

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Enrique Chagoya

(Mexico City, Mexico, 1953 - )

The Return to Goya's Caprichos, Plate 68: Linda maestra!, 1999
Etching and aquatint on paper
14 3/8 in. x 11 in. (36.51 cm x 27.94 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American, California
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P2004.6.5
From the suite of eight prints, edition 30/40

This suite of etchings resulted from a collaboration with Enrique Chagoya at Segura Publishing Company in Tempe, Arizona, from March 22 to 27, 1999. It was printed by Master printer Joe Freye on Rives Heayweight paper in an edition of 40.

This series of etchings is based upon the question of how Goya's work would have looked had he traveled in time to the present days and portrayed our world in his own classic style. These prints are an attempt to answer such questions rather than compete with the Old Master. This is a tribute to his art as well as a distanced look into the complexities of our contemporary society. Humor is the triumph of pleasure over pain; it is a defense mechanism and not a way of trivializing atrocities.

Enrique Chagoya

Object Description
In “Linda maestra!” an 18th-century etching by the Spanish master Francisco de Goya, a naked old witch shows a young witch how to fly on a broomstick.

In this 1999 etching of the same title by leading Mexican-American artist Enrique Chagoya, the scene is similar, only the old witch looks like Linda Tripp and the young one hanging on behind her is Monica Lewinsky.

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