The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time to return PrintFools. You bad Monkeys!


You are officially welcomed back by a Bad Monkey!

 Pablo Picasso
Le Singe

sugar-lift aquatint and drypoint

22.5 Width (cm)

28 Height (cm)


I know, it's actually a baboon, but considering the series of prints called the Buffon's L'Histoire Naturelle is based on the volumes, Histoire Naturelle by George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon. Accuracy is not the most important element in play here. Among other horrible qualities, Buffon had a reputation for never personally examining any wild animal he described. 

See more on Buffon: 

See more from Pablo Picasso's portfolio/ series of 31 etched plates:

 Oh, and know this song...

"...I was lyin' in a burnt out basement
With the full moon in my eye
I was hopin' for a replacement
When the sun burst through the sky
There was a band playin' in my head
And I felt like getting high
Thinkin' about what a friend had said, I was hopin' it was a lie
Thinkin' about what a friend had said, I was hopin' it was a lie..."

 See you all Tuesday.


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