The Drowning Dog I-X, 2015

Ten etchings

The etchings of Goya are some of the greatest in the medium. Los Caprichos, Los Desastres de la Guerra and Los Proverbios are at once acerbic, funny, terrifying and moving. They comment on society, politics and the dark nature of the human condition. For over forty years, since Marcus Rees Roberts began making etchings, he has contemplated engaging directly with this complex body of work. The Drowning Dog is the first part of this dialogue. In this series of ten etchings he echoes Goya’s images, translates them, and points to their contemporary relevance.