by David Tindle
tempera on canvas, 1985
12 in. x 10 in. (304 mm x 254 mm)
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The portrait is entitled 'Man in a Room', emphasizing the objectivity of the artist's approach. 'Although one is invited to inspect, or crawl over the face surface and the entrance to the slightly open mouth,' the artist writes, 'the spectacles and the one eye obscured seem to hold back further inspection. The idea of the diagonal light lines and the painted edge at the bottom of the picture and the general boxing-in of the painting in composition makes it a self-contained experience.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 618