The story behind this painting is very interesting, though. The artist’s mother was very sick, so the house was always filled a suffocating silence. This painting depicts him wanting to scream, but having to be silent, hence the anguished expression. In the whole painting you see figures in the background, one of which is his sister.
UNITED KINGDOM, London : Former South African President Nelson Mandela waves to the media as he arrives outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, 28 August 2007, for a meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mandela is to attend the unveiling Wednesday of a statue in his honour opposite the British parliament. The wraps will be taken off the statue Wednesday and will see the likeness of the 89-year-old Nobel peace prize winner stand alongside the likes of former British prime ministers Winston Churchill and Benjamin Disraeli.AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL