novembro 28, 2004

GUILHERMINA SUGGIA NUM BLOGUE INGLÊS, A PROPÓSITO DE AUGUSTUS JOHN

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September 14, 2004
Augustus John
1878-1961 Wales
Although well-known early in the century for his drawings and etchings, the bulk of John's later work consisted of portraits, some of the best of which were of his two wives and his children. He was known for the psychological insight in his portraits, many of which were considered "cruel" in the truth of the depiction. Lord Leverhulme was so upset with his portrait that he cut out the head and returned the rest of the picture. John painted many distinguished contemporaries, including Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, the cellist Guilhermina Suggia, the Marchesa Casati and Elizabeth Bibesco. Perhaps his most famous portrait is of his fellow-countryman, Dylan Thomas.
Anthony Powell used John as one character model for Edgar Deacon in A Dance to the Music of Time.
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