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Do Mention the War Oil on Canvas | 71cm x 71 cm
A portrait of a German historian; To accentuating his larger than life personality. Cain has painted his face brimming over the edge of the canvas, this is coupled with a smile both central to his personality and the portrait. Cain includes in the subjects smile a slight but unnecessary hesitancy as he often awaits a confirming reaction from his ongoing sense of humour. The background of the portrait is a detailed collage of German war machinery, historical topic the sitter wanted to talks about, these discussions with him Cain found in-contrary to the well remembered line by John Cleese's in the comedy series 'Faulty Towers' of “Don't mention the War'.the war!