Annie Kevans

Adolf Hitler, Germany

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Adolf Hitler, Germany
Annie Kevans
Adolf Hitler, Germany
2004
Oil on paper
51 x 41 cm
Annie Kevans’ paintings depict an ideal of innocence – the doe-eyed, rosy-cheeked faces of young boys – in a palette and handling that are carefully chosen: colour is washed-out and delicate, the brush applied like the tender touch of a loved one. Yet the titles come as a shock: Joseph Stalin, Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler, Germany. Mao Zedong, China. These are the faces (some actual, some invented) of dictators as children.

     
 


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