BP Portrait Award 2017

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All ages

Where

National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE

BP Portrait Award 2017

22 June– 24 September

Free 

 

BP Portrait Award 2017

Selected from 2,580 entries by artists from 87 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2017 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the exhibition always features a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait. Now in its thirty-eighth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-eighth year of sponsorship by BP, the Award continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

 

angels & urchins review:

It is rather unsettling having 30 faces staring straight at you. Old faces, young faces, cropped faces – they all look like they have lived a hundred lives, so easily can you look into their souls: that's the beauty of portrait painting rather than portrait photography. The winner of this year's show (Breech! - see below) is fabulously evocative of a young mum breastfeeding her far-from-newborn but still a baby but there are many other paintings that engage and are worthy of analysing whether you are 9, 49 or 89. We were struck by these paintings in particular just a few of the wonderfully diverse group of self-portraits and portraits.

A small exhibition; combine with viewing the rest of the gallery, including a recent glorious painting of Ed Sheeran.

breech winner of national portrait gallery

 

  

BP Portrait Award 2017

22 June– 24 September

Free 

 

Address:

St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE

Venue phone:

020 7306 0055

Venue website:

www.npg.org.uk

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