In Untitled, Hernan Bas draws his boy scout as a
saint, paralleling a moment of pubescent realisation with
historical paintings of religious ecstasy. The use of black
paint on vellum gives this figure a timeless quality, reminiscent
of Old Masters cartoons. Here, Bas flaunts his skill as draughtsman:
his watery pigment bleeds in shadowy expression, yet retains
delicate precision of form. The whiteness of the paper suggests
spiritual illumination thus framing Bas’s muse in angelic

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