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PowerPoint Presentation•Why do artists make Portraits? •Who for? •How? •The Artist and Model •The Self-Portrait
People and faces are fascinating To study character and physiognomy To flatter To analyse To capture a person in time and place For posterity, for history, for political and religious purposes For patronage A Portrait is unique A Portrait is extravagant and luxurious- it’s not instant To record the artist’s feelings about and relationship with the sitter An exercise in balancing realism with something else more mysterious? To record time passing No one has just one face
Why do artists make portraits?
Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) Italian Renaissance Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan c.1501-02. Doge of Venice
Who for?
Self-Portrait at 28, 1500
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) American Born Florence to American parents, trained in Paris before moving to London.
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892 National Galleries of Scotland
Madame X, 1883-84
Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys The Courtauld Gallery, London, October 2017-January 2018
Bellboy, around 1925
Gwen John ( 1876-1939) Welsh-lived and worked in France for most of her career.
Young Woman Holding a Black Cat, c.1920-25
The Convalescent, c.1918-19
Technique and Style
David Hockney (born 1937) British
David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two Figures),1972, acrylic on canvas. 7x 10 ft Sold in 2018 at Christie’s auction house in New York for $90 million (£70 million).
David Hockney, Celia, Carennac, August 1971, Coloured pencil on paper
David Hockney, Gregory, 1978, Coloured pencil on paper
Ann Upton, Christmas 1975
Mother and Child (Nancy and Olivia), 1967
Andy Warhol, 1970
John Bratby (1928-1992) British Founder of ‘kitchen sink realism’ style in late 1950’s
Method and style
Billie Whitelaw, 1967 detail
Christine Frew Portraits-ongoing project, Oil on canvas each 51x51 cm (about 20x20inches) from 1997 to present
Portraits of portraits Made using primary and secondary sources.
At the Wedding (SP), 2014 pencil and acrylic on board, 13x12 cm.
At the Wedding (SP), 2014, Pencil and acrylic on paper, 12 x 9cm.
Ink, watercolour, pencil and acrylic on paper
Ink and watercolour on paper
Pen and ink on paper
Watercolour and pencil on paper
Georgia, by Euan Uglow, 1973 Model Georgia Georgallas
The Artist and Model
Family Group, by Celia Paul, 1984-86 Models are the artist’s mother and sisters.
The Artist and Model
Head of Jake, by Frank Auerbach, 1997 Model Jake Auerbach.
The Artist and Model
George Melly by Maggi Hambling, 1998 Model George Melly- musician, broadcaster, writer, lecturerer.
The Artist and Model
The Artist and Model
Pastel on paper laid on aluminium, 120x111 cm (about 47 x 43 inches).
Queen Elizabeth II, by Lucien Freud, 2000-2001
The Artist and Model
The Artist and Model- need one?
Any Number of Preoccupations, 2010
A Passion Like No Other, 2012
In Lieu Of Keen Virtue, 2017
9.30pm Friday, 2016
Painter, poet, sculptor, draughtsman. Associated with Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Neo-Dada (use of collage and found objects)
The Portrait
On Ardmore Ave, 2009 Charcoal, pastel and acrylic on paper
Paris After Aldo Died, 2009 Charcoal and pastel
The Self-Portrait
Startled Man, Self-Portrait, 1948 Pencil on paper
Hotel Bedroom, 1954
The Self-Portrait
1884 (aged 22)
1912 (aged 50)
Self-Portrait with Palette, 1937 (aged 75)
Red spot, 1944 aged 82