Thursday, 11 April 2013

Beethoven Drawing

After listening to Beethoven's 9th Symphony this morning I felt inspired to draw the man himself. Based on Joseph Carl Stierler's 1819 portrait of Beethoven, painted during his life time and just before Beethoven started work on the Symphony. I hope my piddly little pencil drawing captures a tiny weeny bit of the concealed frustration Beethoven must have felt while composing his most epic Symphony. At that stage of his life he was almost completely deaf…. #AbsoluteGenius