The Easel

Frank Auerbach’s Splintered Labyrinth

Elegant essay on Auerbach and his famously repetitive painting style. “Each Auerbach portrait does not represent a personality per se; each picture is Auerbach’s rather than, foremost, a portrait or a caricature. In truth, every one of the paintings is the same, but lined in a row from start to an un-finished finish, not one would appear the same as any other.”