Portraits

Women

The Museum of Crying Women – Francesco Vezzoli in Qatar

The Museum of Crying Women – Francesco Vezzoli in Qatar

For his first exhibition in the Middle East, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli will bring together his most striking portraits of iconic female figures of the last century, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor and Lady Gaga, in a celebration of femininity. Presented by Qatar Museums Authority,… Read More

Portraits

Avatar – Portrait of A Movie

Avatar – Portrait of A Movie

Posted July 19th, 2013

Digital Art, Portraits

‘Portrait’ is a series of portraits representing an identity of a movie created by Shinseungback Kimyonghun (Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun) using Processing and a facial recognition algorithm via openCV. A custom software detects faces from every 24 frames of a movie, and… Read More

Shows

First major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight’s portraits at National Portrait Gallery

First major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight’s portraits at National Portrait Gallery

Posted July 10th, 2013

England, Paintings, Portraits, Shows

The National Portrait Gallery, London will be holding a major exhibition of portraits this summer by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970), one of the leading British artists of the twentieth-century. The exhibition spans her life-long career and celebrates the centenary of the creation of Knight’s innovative… Read More

Shows

First major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight's portraits at National Portrait Gallery

First major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight's portraits at National Portrait Gallery

Posted July 10th, 2013

England, Paintings, Portraits, Shows

The National Portrait Gallery, London will be holding a major exhibition of portraits this summer by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970), one of the leading British artists of the twentieth-century. The exhibition spans her life-long career and celebrates the centenary of the creation of Knight’s innovative… Read More

Shows

What Jane saw

What Jane saw

On 24 May 1813, Jane Austen visited an art exhibit at the British Institution in Pall Mall, London. The popular show was the first-ever retrospective of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), England’s celebrated portrait painter. Two centuries later, this e-gallery offers the modern… Read More

Portraits

New Van Dyck Portrait found in Royal Collection

New Van Dyck Portrait found in Royal Collection

Posted May 15th, 2013

News, Paintings, Portraits

The Royal Collection’s online catalogue upgraded a portrait of Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) from what was known as a copy of a Van Dyck to a Van Dyck in full: “This was until recently believed to be a contemporary copy after a lost Van… Read More

Portraits

Every Painter Paints Himself

Every Painter Paints Himself

Posted May 14th, 2013

Blogs, Education, Media, Portraits

The website Every Painter Paints Himself reveals the secrets behind true art in ways that, until now, only artists could. With short entries, encouraging you to spend more time studying images than reading the text, the site demonstrates the basic themes around which poetic painters… Read More

Renaissance

The New New World – Renaissance portraits reinterpreted

The New New World – Renaissance portraits reinterpreted

Posted April 8th, 2013

Italy, Mashups, Photography, Portraits, Renaissance

Italian photographer Mark Abouzeid remixed Renaissance-era portraits for series, “The New New World” by casting modern day immigrants to recreate famous masterpieces showing Amerigo Vespucci or Catherine de’ Medici with their best 21st century dopplegangers. For his work and initiatives, Mark has received important recognition… Read More

TV

Sky Arts looking for Britain’s Most Talented Portrait Artist of the year

Sky Arts looking for Britain’s Most Talented Portrait Artist of the year

Posted March 29th, 2013

England, Ireland, Portraits, TV

The game is on to find Britain’s Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year with a £10,000 commission to paint double Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel as the first prize. Dame Joan Bakewell and comedian Frank Skinner will present the six-part series which climaxes with a… Read More