David Tindle

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David Tindle, by David Tindle, 1985 - NPG 5852 - © David Tindle

© David Tindle

David Tindle

by David Tindle
tempera on canvas, 1985
12 in. x 10 in. (304 mm x 254 mm)
Purchased, 1986
Primary Collection
NPG 5852


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  • David Tindle (1932-), Painter. Sitter in 10 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits.

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  • David Tindle (1932-), Painter. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.

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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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