Can you believe that it would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday this year?
To mark this milestone the National Portrait Gallery is putting together an exhibition to explore how the legendary King of Pop managed to influence several generations of artists.
His significance is obvious when it comes to music, dance and fashion, but he also wielded considerable influence on contemporary art. Ever since Andy Warhol first used his image in the early eighties Jackson become one of the world's most depicted figures, and On The Wall will collect together some of the most notable works by forty different artists, including a few brand-new works made especially for this exhibition.
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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”
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.
All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life – 28 Feb to 27 Aug 2018 – 'All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life' will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.
Picasso 1932 — Love, Fame, Tragedy – 8 Mar to 9 Sep 2018 – 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
Into The Light: Photography & Abstract Art – 3 May to 16 Sep 2018 – 'Into The Light' will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock.
Aftermath — Art In The Wake Of World War I – 5 Jun to 16 Sep 2018 – Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
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'.
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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