Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, quoted by Pablo Bernasconi, says there is only one thing worse than a flute two flutes. We, after enjoying this book, can reverse the meaning of that phrase. There is only one thing better than Portraits Two Portraits. With all this volume it is not a continuation of the first, nor is it its successor. It is its complement and its extension. The resources and the ideas seem more extreme the endearing is more sweet, the darker humorous. Imagination and inventiveness have been unleashed. He is a mature and daring Bernasconi. The exquisite portraits of Che Guevara, Samuel Beckett, Pablo Neruda, Barack Obama and Pope Francisco, to name but a few, are a sample of his talent and his mastery.