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The Tin Drum paintings

German author G√ľnter Grass died this week. I’ve read his novel The Tin Drum a couple of times – 20th century history through grotesque allegory is one of my favourite things. (Other great examples of this kind of writing: Irish author J. G. Farrell’s Troubles and Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.)

I did a couple of The Tin Drum-themed paintings in 2004, and thought I’d post them today.

Oskar Matzerath, Rob Elliott. acrylic on canvas, 4"x6", 2004.
Oskar Matzerath, Rob Elliott. acrylic on canvas, 4″x6″, 2004.
Lucy Rennwand, the Fox-faced Girl, Rob Elliott. acrylic on canvas, 4"x6", 2004.
Lucy Rennwand, The Fox-faced Girl, Rob Elliott. acrylic on canvas, 4″x6″, 2004.