Paul Caponigro, ‘Little River, Redding, Connecticut’, 1968, Etherton Gallery
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Paul Caponigro

Little River, Redding, Connecticut, 1968

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
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Location
Tucson
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Hand-signed by artist, signed mount recto in pencil; titled and dated mount verso in pencil
Paul Caponigro
American, b. 1932
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In landscapes and still lifes, Paul Caponigro captures the mundane and the exotic. “I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver,” he says. Caponigro deftly alludes to his influences and precedents, as in Still life with pears (1999), resembling a 16th-century Dutch still life, or Lud’s Church (1977), recalling Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. His work is at times highly formal, exploring the textures and shapes of various isolated elements like flowers and rocks. In other works, such as Brewster, New York (1963), he experiments with unusual photo processing, rendering a painterly vision of wild flora.

Paul Caponigro, ‘Little River, Redding, Connecticut’, 1968, Etherton Gallery
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist, signed mount recto in pencil; titled and dated mount verso in pencil
Paul Caponigro
American, b. 1932
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In landscapes and still lifes, Paul Caponigro captures the mundane and the exotic. “I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver,” he says. Caponigro deftly alludes to his influences and precedents, as in Still life with pears (1999), resembling a 16th-century Dutch still life, or Lud’s Church (1977), recalling Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. His work is at times highly formal, exploring the textures and shapes of various isolated elements like flowers and rocks. In other works, such as Brewster, New York (1963), he experiments with unusual photo processing, rendering a painterly vision of wild flora.

Paul Caponigro

Little River, Redding, Connecticut, 1968

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Tucson
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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