The BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and the 60 short-listed finalists will have their work on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
The National Portrait Gallery tells the history of Britain through portraits of its most famous citizens. It includes paintings of writers, scientists, actors, architects, royalty and politicians.
Guest – “I love the Portrait Gallery I go there at lunch from work to look at all the Tudor paintings. The Tudor gallery has pictures of Elizabeth I and her contempories, people like Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh and William Sha… more”
If you like this, here are some more art exhibitions at National Portrait Gallery…
Man Ray Portraits – 7th February to 27th May 2013 The “Man Ray Portraits” exhibition features more than 150 prints from the influential artist’s career, taken in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968. This is the first major museum retrospective of his photographic portraits, and highlights his leading role in the Dada and Surrealist movements.
George Catlin: American Indian Portraits – 7th March to 23rd June 2013 During the 1830s George Catlin documented the Native American peoples and their way of life. His portraits have become one of the most evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made. This exhibition will showcase more than fifty of his portraits, and will be the first time that they have been seen together outside America since the 1850s.
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