Acrylic on Canvas, 30 cm X 25 cm
Samuel Beckett was an Irish novelist, playwright, theater director, poet. Born in Dublin he lived in Paris for most of his adult life. He wrote works in both English and French. Many perceive Beckett’s work to be bleak with a tragicomic outlook on human existence. However his black comedy and gallows humor are an important feature of his work. He is considered one of the last modernist writers, and is an establishing figure in “Theatre of the Absurd”.
Form an Artist’s perspective Beckett’s face is a dream, it feels like it was carved from stone and he had a penetrating expression that is a striking characteristic of the photographs that exist from the latter part of his life. One can feel the discomfort that Beckett felt with the public life of an writer.