Portrait of a philosopher

Leonard Matsoso - Portrait of a Philosopher, 1972

Leonard Matsoso (1949-)
Portrait of a Philosopher (1972)
Screenprint / 523 x 365 mm

CCAC #0173

An emphasis on form lends a sculptural presence to this portrait and the artist's work in general. Matsoso’s enigmatic, existentialist drawings are often unambiguous. Typically these consist of finely drawn monochromatic figures stripped of superfluous details and offset against blank backgrounds.

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