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…
Elizabeth I and Her People – 10th October 2013 to 5th January 2014 The “Elizabeth I & Her People” exhibition will explore the reign of of one of England’s greatest Queens – Elizabeth I – through portraits of both her and her people. The many outstanding paintings on display will include portraits of Elizabeth I and her courtiers including famous explorers, statesmen and soldiers.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 – 14th November 2013 to 9th February 2014 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles, and photographers are encouraged to interpret ‘portrait’ in its widest sense.
Bailey’s Stardust (David Bailey exhibition) – 6th February to 1st June 2014 The National Portrait Gallery is putting an exhibition of David Bailey’s portraits, called “”Bailey’s Stardust”. Personally selected by David Bailey himself, the 250 images will be arranged thematically to illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that he has captured throughout his career.
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