Aidan Crotty | Winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2020
Portrait of a Boy, Morning, 2020
Oil on linen, 120 x 100cm
This portrait depicts the artist's eldest son Rían at eight years of age. The painting began when schools were closed and movement was restricted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Absorbed in the notable quiet and immersed in the absence of routine, Rían turns to feel the warmth of the morning light on his face. The artist notes, “as Spring turned into Summer, this painting gave a basic structure to the day and is a record of our time in confinement.”
Zurich Portrait Prize 2020
Aidan Crotty, winnerPlay
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