NPG IN LONDON INVESTIGATES MODERN PORTRAITS
NPG in London investigates modern portraits - Art Collector
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|30 October 2013 | The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has just launched a new book that explores new developments in the representation of the human form and face.|
|21st Century Portraits examines seven key strands of portraiture: observational portraits, self portraits, commissioned and celebrity portraits, social portraits, geopolitics and national identity, the body, and re-invented portraits. The work of 50 contemporary artists is presented, including three Australian artists - Ben Quilty, Tracey Moffatt and Daniel Boyd.|
The essays in the book come from some of England's leading art writers and critics, including Sandy Nairne, director of the NPG, who locates contemporary portraiture within a historic tradition. It is available to order on the National Portrait Gallery's online shop.
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