Kilroy Was Here
February 12, 2003
The Artist as a Young Prisoner
Nelson Mandela, a hero of mine, has recently turned to art. From the New York Times:
[Mandela] spent about three months working with a tutor last year on drawings that reflect his memories of his 18-year imprisonment on this bleak prison island during the apartheid years. He sketched in charcoal and lively pastels and the works were unveiled and auctioned here to raise money for charity before an elegant crowd of businessmen, artists and cabinet ministers.
Here's a sample of his work:
Again, from the NY Times:
Mr. Mandela has used riotous colors to soften the bleak images and to hint at his triumph over age and adversity.
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