Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors by George W. Bush – Ffee eBOOKS Download
A new book by George W. Bush appeared on February 28 and less than two weeks were included in the list of bestsellers according to the Washington Post, The Guardian reports. «Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors» — a collection of stories about American veterans who fought and were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to the stories of these people in the book came in and their portraits, written by an ex-President. All 66 paintings, the creation of which the Bush was inspired by the works of the masters of psychological portrait of Lucian Freud, a representative of the pop art of Wayne Thiebaud and realist artist Jamie Wyeth.
Paintings ex-politician has received positive reviews by art critics. “Regardless of what you think about Bush, in his book and on his canvases he is demonstrating those moral principles which are lacking to the representatives of modern political elite of the United States: curiosity, compassion, and humility. All it proves is that he is a man more humble than smug President Bush office in the White house, and his curiosity in the art is not only authentic, but is subtle and complex,” said critic Philip Kennicott.
George W. Bush first took up the brush in 2009, after leaving the presidency. Settling with his wife in Dallas, he began taking painting lessons and at first held a new hobby in secret. “Then I chose two tubes of paint — white and burnt umber colors. I didn’t know what would be the second shade, but its name reminded me of the kitchen my mother” — later recognized by the former President. In addition, Bush said that painting helped him to be in good shape and holds from lying on the sofa and eating chips.