"Interestingly, though, I know of many art fans who would see such lack of mastery as a major part of Capuletti's appeal. They'd see his untaught method as giving his work a sense of primitiveness, spontaneity or innocence, and, in regard to at least a few of his works, I'd agreed that that is their primary charm."
His primary charm for me is his sense of drama AND of quite
Spanish sado/masochistic pain -- exactly the features which I believe most appealed to AR too. Haven't time now to type in Rand's comments about "The Last Vow" (don't remember off the top the English name and must go to bed, impossibly night person though I am), but she desribed that one as her favorite in the '66 exhibition at the Hammer Galleries, and judging from her descriptions of the others, it's the one I, too, would have picked (though I'd also, I think, as she did, have noticed the quality of *silence*, that he somehow conveyed -- a sense of absence of sound, e.g., in "Godiva's Last Ride," which was also shown in the '70 exhibit).
The majority of his paintings which are shown on Objectivist sites are ones I don't that much like (except for the nude with AR's face and Pilar's body -- a very sm painting). The ones I *really* like are ones which aren't talked about, generally, in O'ist contexts.