Hearing the Music: A Portrait of Christos Tsiolkas

Registration Number
897-1-1
Maker
Type of Object
Tags
Medium
oil on linen
Collection
Height
152.00cm
Width
152.00cm
When Made
2010
Public Description: 

In Hearing the Music: A Portrait of Christos Tsiolkas, Nick Stella eloquently captures the passion and intensity of the internationally acclaimed, award winning author, Christos Tsiolkas. Stella skilfully compels the viewer to look into the eyes of his subject who seems to stare back at us with a beguiling sense of compassion and understanding.

Hearing the Music: A Portrait of Christos Tsiolkas © Nick Stella

Makers Statement: 
I am lucky enough to have Christos Tsiolkas, writer of ‘The Slap’, as my friend and neighbour. It was at a barbecue in my backyard early in 2009, that we decided I should paint his portrait.