David Abse: Paintings and stuff.
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
More portraiture, me and Sacco and Vanzetti
I am continuing with portraiture, with varying degrees of success. Unposted is a portrait of my wife, which (despite many days' work) I just can't get right. I seem to have a greater problem with painting women than men, and I am sure someone will give me a good Freudian reason for this. So instead here's a self portrait, which I'm quite pleased with, and a portrait of Sacco and Vanzetti - two innocent anarchists who were executed in the USA for crimes they didn't commit. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacco_and_Vanzetti for a decent bit of history and background. Poor guys,