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The Sitters, Paperback / softback Book

The Sitters Paperback / softback


A sensuously written, peculiar novel about the relationship between a painter and his subject. A narrow, vertical painting, tightly enclosing the scene.

Her pale arm and her pale thigh. Viewed at a diagonal through an exceedingly tall doorway . . . just a glimpse of something . . . An ageing portrait artist meets a woman who unsettles him, yet inspires him to paint her.

Reluctantly, at first, they are drawn together. The ambiguity of the relationship between painter and subject is revealed through Alex Miller's subtle, sensuous narrative.

The artist must watch and wait to trap the shy beast.

For the skill of portraiture is in seeing beyond the face, beyond the likeness.


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