Political still life (Mani Pulite) - Limited Edition 1 of 1


Size: 11.8 H x 15.7 W x 0 in

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Art Description

Photography: Platinum, Color, Manipulated, Dye Transfer and C-type on Paper.

Four-color gum bichromate print
The gum bichromate is a printing process that has had its peak in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. It is a contact printing process in which the negative must have the same final image size. The image is formed on a sheet of paper for watercolor where it is applied with a brush a mixture of arabic gum, pigment and potassium bichromate. The sheet is exposed, in contact with the negative, to the rays of a UV mercury vapor lamp . Parts taking more light, corresponding to the negative transparencies, harden and adhere to the paper; while the parts that are located under the denser areas of the negative remain soluble in water, where the development of the image takes place. To get real colors I shoot these still lifes with four selection filters: red, green, blue, yellow, receiving four black-white negative and then I print every negative with complementary color; color photography was invented in this way.

Mani pulite ( Italian for “clean hands”) was a nationwide judicial investigation into political corruption in Italy held in the 1990s. Mani pulite led to the demise of the so-called “First Republic”, resulting in the disappearance of many political parties.

Keywords: Pigment, Gum Bichromate, Four-color, Old Colorprint, Printing Process, Clean Hands, Mani Pulite, Still Life, Alternative, Nineteenth Century, Arabic Gum

Subjects: Still Life

Styles: Conceptual, Fine Art, Figurative

Mediums: Platinum, Color, Manipulated, Dye Transfer, C-type

Materials: Paper

Prints: Still Life Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Platinum Art Prints, Color Art Prints, Manipulated Art Prints, Dye Transfer Art Prints, C-type Art Prints, Paper Art Prints