The Hard Cell

Joseph Goldyne

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Goldyne uses his art to explore printmaking methods and techniques, as well as the broader history of art. In his early works, such as The Hard Cell: Chardin's Brioche Contemplated against Goya’s Wall (1975) he employed traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching and aquatint, as well as monoprint manipulations. The print is based on a figure from Honoré Daumier’s lithograph Moderne Galilee (1834) and the setting of Goya’s aquatint Woman in Prison, to which Goldyne has added surrealist elements--a brioche and an apple--from a still life by Chardin, revealing perhaps the thoughts or even hallucinations of the prisoner.

The Hard Cell, Joseph Goldyne (American, born Chicago, Illinois, 1942), Etching and aquatint

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