“Vitiligo” after Joaquim Leonardo da Rocha (Ciríaco, 1786, Museo Nacional de Etnología, Madrid / O Preto Ciríaco, 1787, Museu Bocage lisboa)

8.12.2017 - 15.4.2018
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Brousil, Radek
“Vitiligo” after Joaquim Leonardo da Rocha (Ciríaco, 1786, Museo Nacional de Etnología, Madrid / O Preto Ciríaco, 1787, Museu Bocage lisboa)
2016
color digital photograph, 133 x 90 cm

Joaquim Leonardo da Rocha’s painting O Preto Ciríaco (1787) is a study of a boy whose skin shows signs of pigment loss. In his reproduction, Brousil uses a mirror, giving depth to the photographic image.