I’ve been wholly distracted today by the machinations regarding the foreseeable future of Boris Johnson.
It truly is searching quite much like he’ll be long gone for definite following the 1922 Committee elections up coming 7 days (i.e. rule modify and new confidence vote – which he will drop) – and it’s possible by the conclusion of today (i.e. 35 resignations from the payroll vote so far and likely to keep on)
So here is a assessment of my posts about art and Boris Johnson
Portraits of Boris
This is a portrait I wrote about in Portrait concluded in 2 several hours wins Ondaatje Prize.
As at any time I was interested in what John Ward CBE, 90 this year, was exhibiting by way of pastels on mid-toned Ingres paper. His operates were displayed together with an completely splendid portrait of Boris Johnson MP by Felicity Gill (which appears somewhat improved in fact than it does on her web page) . Despite Boris describing the experience as a privilege and “glorious ego therapeutic massage”, Ms Gill describes how it was quite tough hoping to pin him down at his places of work at The Spectator.
“The sitting down was consistently interrupted….ultimately I resorted to getting him to climb out of a window on to a modest roof where he sat, captive, in an previous deckchair”
This is the portrait by Felicity Gill…….
It consists of portraits of Boris as a youngster and rising up.
Apart from a perspective of the household and yard, the impression contains extremely simplified photographs of Boris going for walks the dog Dilyn in close proximity to to his fiancée Carrie and their little one son Wilfred getting a picnic on the lawn.