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National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Works: 1,671 works in 3,930 publications in 3 languages and 58,308 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Portraits  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition, pictorial works  Interviews  Naval history  Illustrated works 
Roles: Other, isb, Editor, his, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, 475, sht, Patron, Contributor, Performer, Curator, Illuminator, Compiler
Classifications: N1090, 759.2
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David Hockney : portraits by David Hockney( Book )

19 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 918 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."--Jacket
The Gallery of fashion by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 730 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."--Jacket
Millais : portraits by John Everett Millais( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 637 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."--Jacket
Beaton portraits by Terence Pepper( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog to accompany the exhibition of Cecil Beaton's portraits
Lucian Freud portraits by Sarah Howgate( Book )

20 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 614 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
Searching for Shakespeare by Tarnya Cooper( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 600 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 )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop art portraits by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

23 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 558 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."--Jacket
Sargent : portraits of artists and friends by Richard Ormond( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargent's close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works of art and penetrating studies of character, they are also records of relationships, allegiances, influences and aspirations. This volume aims to explore these friendships in depth and draw out their significance in the story of Sargent's life and the development of his art. The book is structured chronologically, with sections arranged according to the places in which Sargent worked and formed relationships during his cosmopolitan career: Paris, London, New York, Italy and the Alps. The cast of characters includes famous names, among them Gabriel Fauré and Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. But the authors also make their point with images of Sargent's intimate friends, such as the artists Jane and Wilfrid de Glehn, who accompanied him on his sketching expeditions to the Continent, and the Italian painter Ambrogio Raffele, a recurrent model in his Alpine studies. In such paintings, Sargent explored the making of art (his own included) and the relationship of the artist to the natural world. These are examples of an absorbing range of images and personalities, all distinguished in one way or another for their artistry, and all linked by friendship and a shared aesthetic to the central figure of Sargent himself. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (12.2.-25.5.2015); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA (30.6.-4.10.2015)
Brilliant women : 18th-century bluestockings by Elizabeth Eger( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the eighteenth century a remarkable group of women formed the Bluestocking Salon--a name derived from the sartorial preference of one of the members--where women and men met to debate contemporary ideas and promote the life of the mind. Together, these cultural innovators helped forge new roles for women as influential thinkers, writers, and artists, and their creative achievements were publicly celebrated -- from cover
Samuel Pepys Esquire, Secretary of the Admiralty to King Charles & King James the Second by Richard W Barber( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays which form a catalogue of the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery in 1970."
Man Ray portraits by Man Ray( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 540 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
Mirror, mirror : self-portraits by women artists by Liz Rideal( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 533 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
Cézanne portraits by John Elderfield( Book )

16 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major new study of the portraiture of one of the most important artists of the nineteenth century. Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) may be best known for his landscapes, but he also painted some 160 portraits throughout his exceptional career. This major work establishes portraiture as an essential practice for Cézanne, from his earliest self-portraits in the 1860s; to his famous depictions of figures including his wife Hortense Fiquet, the writer Émile Zola, and the art dealer Ambrose Vollard; and concluding with a poignant series of portraits of his gardener Vallier, made shortly before Cézanne's death. Featured essays by leading experts explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne's portraits. The authors address the artist's creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject, as well as the role of self-portraiture for Cézanne. They investigate the chronological evolution of his portrait work, with an examination of the changes that occurred within his artistic style and method, and in his understanding of resemblance and identity. They also consider the extent to which particular sitters influenced the characteristics and development of Cézanne's practice
George Romney, 1734-1802 by Alex Kidson( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 516 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."--Jacket
Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960 by Fiona MacCarthy( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Morris (1834-1896) was an artist, craftsman, designer, poet, polymath, and visionary thinker. Well known for advocating that objects of beauty be accessible to all, Morris had a tremendous impact on the British Socialist movement, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Garden City movement, as well as on successive generations of artists and thinkers in Britain and beyond. In this fascinating book, Fiona MacCarthy examines Morris's vision of a society in which art could flourish, and how this idea resonated over the ensuing century. Anarchy and Beauty takes the reader through Morris's fascinating career, from the establishment of his decorative arts shop (later Morris & Co.), to his radical sexual politics and libertarianism, and the publication in 1890 of his novel News from Nowhere, which envisions a utopian socialist society. MacCarthy then looks at the numerous artists and movements that bear the influence of Morris's ideas: Arts and Crafts and the Garden City, which took hold in both Europe and the United States; artists' communities that sprung up during the interwar years; and the 1951 Festival of Britain, whose mission was to bring the highest standards of design within the reach of everyone."--Publisher's description
The beautiful and the damned : the creation of identity in nineteenth century photography by Peter Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text looks at the broad social and cultural context for the development of portrait photography in the 19th century, showing how social and celebrity portraiture on the one hand, and scientific photography on the other, were different facets of the era's fascination with classification
Horst portraits : 60 years of style by Horst( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 423 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."--Jacket
"The King's good servant", Sir Thomas More, 1477/8-1535 by J. B Trapp( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces of 1900-2000 by Robin Gibson( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Boldini, Schiele, Grosz and Picasso to Hockney, Freud and the latest wave of new emerging artists, this book celebrates the turbulent history and extraordinary revolutions in styles and attitudes towards the portrait in European and American art throughout the 20th century. One hundred portraits, including cultural icons and some of the most important works of art from the last century, are here presented chronologically to form an overview of portraiture and the portrait from 1900 to 2000. The text places each work in its cultural and artistic context, and gives biographies for all the artists illustrated
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David Hockney : portraits
The Gallery of fashionMillais : portraitsBeaton portraitsLucian Freud portraitsSearching for ShakespearePop art portraitsSargent : portraits of artists and friendsBrilliant women : 18th-century bluestockings
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Erretratuen Galeria Nazionala

Gailearaí na bPortráidí Náisiúnta

Grande-Bretagne. National Portrait Gallery

Great Britain National Portrait Gallery

Großbritannien National Portrait Gallery

Lielbritānija. National Portrait Gallery

London (England) National Portrait Gallery

London National Portrait Gallery

Londona (Lielbritānija). National Portrait Gallery

Londres (GB)

Nacia Portretgalerio

Nacionālā portretu galerija

Nashonaru potoreto gyarari

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery (Gran Bretaña)

National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

national portrait gallery london

National Portrait Gallery (Londres, Anglaterra)


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Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery London

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Ulusal Portre Galerisi

Velká Británie National Portrait Gallery

Национална портретна галерија

Национальная портретная галерея

Нацыянальная партрэтная галерэя, Лондан

Національна портретна галерея

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معرض اللوحات القومى

معرض اللوحات القومي

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