Manuele d'Aquino, an Italian acrobat, has set himself the ambitious goal of joining Cirque de Soleil. He practices regularly in a tranquil square on the South Bank, perfecting the techniques he needs. Passers-by - like me - are charmed by his remarkable skills, including single and dual-handed balances, the latter of which I capture in this portrait drawing.
Pencil on cradled gesso panel. Strung.
Size: 50 x 40 x 4cm (19.68 x 15.75 x 1.57 inches).
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