Painting of the Month, September 2015
Lytton Strachey Coming Through The Window
The idea behind the painting was based on Hitler’s Black Book – a list of some of the most influential British, who were to be arrested at the completion of a successful invasion of the country.
The figure is of Lytton Strachey, who has figured in several paintings by Steven, and often is painted as a quasi self portrait. On this occasion the figure of Strachey is morphing into Hitler. The black book itself had several notable mistakes, Strachey having died in 1932 for example.