A pair of portrait images of a Capuchin monkey in a stylised painterly style. These portraits are inspired by my fascination with animal intelligence.
The Capuchin monkey is instantly recognised due to its distinctive two-tone colouring which of course also led to the Italian word Cappuccino. The word itself originally derives from the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, an offshoot from the Franciscans, who wear brown robes with large hoods. Considered the most intelligent monkeys, the Capuchin has learned to use stones as tools to crack nuts and can be trained to help quadriplegics.
Archival pigment print on smooth matt Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm heavyweight art paper.