BP Portrait Award 2016

BP Portrait Award 2016

National Portrait Gallery Until 4 September 2016 Admission free www.npg.org.uk Every year the standard and diversity of portraiture goes up, and the ages of the rising stars goes down. The styles vary from near-photographic to post-impressionism and from the very large, like Laura Goake’s giant close-up Petra, with his subject’s...

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The National Portrait Gallery acquires rare painting

The National Portrait Gallery acquires rare painting

A rare portrait of Ralph Simons, an 16th century British architect, discovered at an Italian auction has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG).   The painting is the first known portrait of a British architect and dates back to the late 16th century. Ralph Simons, who is depicted,...

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Russia and the Arts at the National Portrait Gallery

Russia and the Arts NPG Until 26 June 2016 Admission £6 www.npg.org.uk   Fifteen years ago the Hayward Gallery staged an exhibition called Twilight of the Tsars, which was an eye-opener as regards the state of Russian art at the turn of the last century. Two of the portraits from...

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

National Portrait Gallery Until 22 May 2016 Admission £17 www.npg.org.uk   It is probably easier to say who is not in this show than who is. Certainly, the list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of photographers going back over the last hundred years, with names like Cecil Beaton,...

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BP Portrait Award 2016 competition opens for entries

The National Portrait Gallery is inviting entries for its BP Portrait Award, an international competition, run to recognise outstanding and innovative work being produced by artists of all ages in portraiture. Now in its 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery, the Award is the most prestigious international portrait painting...

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BP Portrait Awards 2015

The annual BP Portrait Awards is exhibiting until the 20th of September at the National Portrait Gallery. Over 2700 artists from 92 countries submitted work to the competition, with the best 55 works being hung. The £30,000 prize money for first place goes to Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan. His piece,...

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New sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee unveiled

A newly commissioned portrait of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Internet, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery this Thursday 28th May. The painted bronze statue, from artist Sean Henry, shows Berners –Lee standing on a tall plinth, carrying the leather rucksack in which he keeps his...

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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860-1960

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860-1960 National Portrait Gallery Until 11 January 2015 Tickets £14 www.npg.org.uk As with most exhibitions these days, exiting through the shop has become part of the overall visitor experience, not only so that everyone can have a ‘shopping opportunity’, but that the...

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