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National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Works: 1,156 works in 2,306 publications in 3 languages and 43,878 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Naval history  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Performer, Compiler
Classifications: N1090, 759.2
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David Hockney : portraits by David Hockney ( Book )
13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of my Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist's life." "This illustrated book examines Hockney's portraits in all media - painting, drawing, photographs, and prints - and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney's family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmut Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney's creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life in oil." "Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney's creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns."--BOOK JACKET
The Gallery of fashion by Aileen Ribeiro ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Aileen Ribeiro supplies readers with a time-transcending lens wrought from her considerable knowledge of the history of dress. She focuses on one hundred paintings, drawings, photographs and other works of art from the National Portrait Gallery in London that demonstrate the fluidity and multiple modes of fashion throughout English history. The subjects span the past five centuries and include many notable figures, from Henry VII through Coleridge to Harold Pinter and Margaret Thatcher. Whether the costumes in question are the slashed doublets and pink satin lynx-lined gowns of the Tudor monarchy or the informally elegant T-shirts and jeans of Princess Diana, their details supply vital clues to the person's status, rank, milieu, profession and personal character." "This illustrated contribution to the history of British fashion includes related works of art, contemporary illustrations and specially commissioned photographs of extant clothing examples. The introduction synthesizes English art, fashion and social histories to chronicle the evolution of the portrait from symbol of individual wealth and authority to its more recent role as revelation of essential personality. Commentaries explore the purpose and original context of the fashions, thus bringing readers intriguingly close to the reality of the past."--BOOK JACKET
Mirror, mirror : self-portraits by women artists by Liz Rideal ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history and function of the self-portrait in the work of forty women artists from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day
Beaton portraits by Terence Pepper ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a catalog to accompany the exhibition of Cecil Beaton's portraits
Millais : portraits by John Everett Millais ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was one of the most celebrated figures of Victorian art. As a young man, he founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. In later years, he rose to wealth, acclaim, and social prestige as a landscapist, illustrator, and painter of subject and genre paintings, and as the most successful British portrait painter of his generation. This illustrated book, published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, is the first comprehensive survey of Millais's portraits. It is also a historically important record of High Victorian England, containing the artist's memorable images of such leading political and cultural figures as Gladstone, Disraeli, Tennyson, Ruskin, Carlyle, and Lillie Langtry. The book includes 136 color reproductions as well as essays by eminent scholars that place Millais's work in the context of his public and private life, making this an authoritative and visually compelling study of the artist's extraordinary contributions to portraiture."--BOOK JACKET
Searching for Shakespeare by Tarnya Cooper ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the authenticity of the Chandos portrait and five others as true likenesses of playwright William Shakespeare, and explores Shakespeare's life and world, presenting and describing individual costumes, theater models, manuscripts, and maps from his time as well as portraits of his contemporaries
Tudor & Jacobean portraits by Roy Strong ( Book )
12 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Pepys Esquire, Secretary of the Admiralty to King Charles & King James the Second by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain) ( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brilliant women : 18th-century bluestockings by Elizabeth Eger ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through a fascinating narrative and 65 illustrations, including portraits, prints and caricatures, the extraordinary vigour of the bluestockings, 18th-century foremother to feminism, is rediscovered. In addition, inspirational women in the public eye today contribute their thoughts on the legacy of the bluestockings
George Romney, 1734-1802 by Alex Kidson ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Romney was one of the key figures in British art in the late eighteenth century. The main rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough - and for much of his career more fashionable than both - Romney as a portraitist helped create the Regency style with his mature brand of mannerism, elegance and informality. His chief ambition, however, was to succeed as a history painter and he made countless drawings for literary and mythological pictures that he never had time to paint. These drawings, executed with a boldness and freedom that have appealed to many artists in the later twentieth century, mark Romney as one of the first Romantics." "This book marks the bicentenary of Romney's death and reflects a new stage in his popularity. One hundred years ago, collectors fought to obtain his portraits of fresh-faced women, especially those of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, who in the mid-1780s became his favourite model and muse. As the more snobbish and sexist aspects of Edwardian taste became outdated, Romney's art fell spectacularly from favor. To this day, it has remained little understood in detail, and this book offers the first in-depth modern overview of his career." "This book illustrates over 200 works by Romney. Many of them are reproduced here for the first time, while many more have been the subject of new research. George Romney is considered afresh in the light of these discoveries and he emerges at his best as one of the most brilliant and inventive artists of his time."--BOOK JACKET
Pop art portraits by Paul Moorhouse ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pop Art Portraits is the first publication to explore the role and significance of portraiture within Pop Art. Conceived as a visual dialogue between American and British Pop, it brings together key works by major Pop artists working on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1950s and 1960s. The book examines the shared preoccupation of these artists with depicting the famous, using images taken from popular culture - advertising, pop music, the cinema, magazines and newspapers. And it shows how Pop Art shattered the conventions of portraiture, creating a new genre of fantasy portraits. Pop Art elevated portraiture to a new, pre-eminent position. Blurring the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, it focused on the individual, creating an art with genuine popular appeal." "Curator and author Paul Moorhouse explores Pop Art's complex and enormously creative engagement with portraiture from the early 1950s to its heyday and maturity in the 1960s. He shows how British and American Pop were closely linked, and also how they differed in terms of context, character and their treatment of imagery. The focus on Marilyn Monroe by artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Richard Smith, Pauline Boty, Allan D'Arcangelo, Robert Indiana and Claes Oldenburg underscores one of the book's principal themes: the way in which Pop Art portraits transformed familiar images to create works of art of technical virtuosity, striking originality and enduring fascination."--BOOK JACKET
Lucian Freud portraits by Sarah Howgate ( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraits were central to the work of Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Working only from life, the artists claimed, "I could never put anything into a picture that wasn't actually there in front of me." This major retrospective catalogue surveys Freud's portraits across the seven decades of his career. Featuring the finest portraits from public and private collections around the world, the book explores the stylistic development and remarkable technical virtuosity of an artist regarded as one of the most innovative figurative painters the medium has known. Freud's chosen subjects were often his intimates--family members, friends, and artistic colleagues such as Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Leigh Bowery, and David Hockney. Freud was a private man who rarely gave interviews, and his thoughts on the complex relationship between artist and sitter and the challenges of painting nudes and self-portraits are published here for the first time, documented in a series of interviews with Michael Auping, conducted between May 2009 and January 2011. An illustrated chronology of the artist's life provides fascinating insights into Freud's background as a grandson of Sigmund Freud, and his unorthodox artistic education
Horst portraits : 60 years of style by Horst ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Horst portraits celebrates the portraits of Horst P. Horst - one of the great master photographers of the twentieth century and the creator of some of the most elegant, glamorous, and stylish images in photographic history. It is the first book specifically devoted to his signature portraits." "The photographs are all reproduced in full-page plates. For anyone interested in photography, fashion, or celebrity, some of the most fascinating faces of the twentieth century are to be found in the pages of this book."--BOOK JACKET
Royal faces : 900 years of British monarchy by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain) ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of images from coins, seals, tomb effigies, oil portraits, engravings and photographs in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery
Photographs by Snowdon : a retrospective [exhibition] by Antony Armstrong-Jones Snowdon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fotografier. - Retrospektiv udstilling
Man Ray portraits by Man Ray ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The artist May Ray (1890-1976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, and Gertrude Stein. Man Ray also photographed his friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the solarization printing process, and Ady Fidelin. Man Ray continued to take portrait photographs throughout his career, including little-known images from 1940s Hollywood, and of stars such as Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve taken during the 1950s and 1960s. An essential reference on Man Ray's life and work, this book includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and essay by Marina Warner exploring the artist's creativity and appetite for innovation and experimentation. Complete with first-hand testimonies from the artist's sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images, this handsome volume provides a survey of the finest portraits from one of the most inventive photographic artists of the 20th century."--Publisher's website
The king's good servant : Sir Thomas More, 1477/8-1535 by J. B Trapp ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces of 1900-2000 by Robin Gibson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beautiful and the damned : the creation of identity in nineteenth century photography by Peter Hamilton ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fashion in photographs, 1880-1900 by Sarah Levitt ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fotografier af fremtrædende engelske personligheder og deres klædedragt
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