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Tacita Dean is considered one of the most influential artists alive today.
This exhibition will focus on portraiture created primarily through the use of 16mm film -- the first time that the National Portrait Gallery has devoted an exhibition primarily to film, which gives you some idea of her importance.
Highlights will include three films previously unseen in the UK: Stillness, her film of Claes Oldenburg in Manhattan Mouse Museum, and her film diptych of Julie Mehretu. Other works include Mario Merz, Michael Hamburger, Cy Twombly in Edwin Parker, and David Hockney in Portraits.
Dean will also be making two brand-new films for this exhibition: Providence and His Picture in Little.
Craig’s review of National Portrait Gallery – “The National Portrait Gallery is probably my favourite gallery in London because it appeals to history lovers as well as art lovers. It's all about the sitters, not the painters. Admire the people, not the paintings. But that's not to say that the paintings aren't good, because they are -- they still have pieces by Hockney and Holbein, etc. -- but if they need a pictu… continued”
Michael Jackson exhibition: On The Wall – 28 Jun to 21 Oct 2018 – The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'.
Thomas Gainsborough’s Family Album – 22 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019 – 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Splendours Of The Subcontinent — Queen’s Gallery – 8 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – The Queen's Gallery will be exhibiting four centuries of paintings from the Royal Collection in 'Splendours Of The Subcontinent'.
Ed Ruscha — Course of Empire – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire — at the National Gallery – 11 Jun to 7 Oct 2018 – The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
If you enjoy National Portrait Gallery then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (you can walk it 10 mins), National Gallery (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Royal Academy of Arts), Tate Britain (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Tate Britain) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Wallace Collection)
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