The American (2022)
He had been shopping in the collectors’ bookshops near the Luxembourg Gardens. He was examining his purchases with obvious pleasure. Splendidly American accent.
CHARACTER STUDIES (TRONIES)
A tronie Dutch Golden Age painting Flemish Baroque painting face is a type of work common in and that depicts an exaggerated or characteristic – not portraits but studies of an interesting character such as an old man or woman, an artist or a person of a particular race. I have a habit of making quick sketches of fellow patrons in bistros and trattoria – I later turned these into equally rapid oil sketches. I always draw interesting faces and only men – if you look intently but surreptitiously at a woman people can draw the wrong inference.