Painting of the Month, September 2015

Painting of the Month, September 2015

Lytton Strachey Coming Through The Window

Lytton Strachey Coming Through The Window

The idea behind the painting was based on Hitler’s Black Book – a list of some of the most influential British, who were to be arrested at the completion of a successful invasion of the country.

The figure is of Lytton Strachey, who has figured in several paintings by Steven, and often is painted as a quasi self portrait. On this occasion the figure of Strachey is morphing into Hitler. The black book itself had several notable mistakes, Strachey having died in 1932 for example.

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