The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Portrait News Category

Exhibition: Foundling Portraits Campaign, Foundling Museum, until 30 October 2022

In this landmark project renowned artists give 25,000+ looked-after children visibility after 280 years, commemorating the lost faces of children given into care between 1741-1954. Permanently revolutionising the Foundling Museum’s 280-year-old collection, it commissioned five major artists to create portraits of five exceptional sitters – former pupils of the Foundling Hospital – to hang alongside […]

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SELF: Ruth Borchard Collection, exhibition and online tour

House of Manannan, Peel, Isle of Man, until 14 March 2021 A striking and thought-provoking collection of one hundred self-portraits of 20th Century British and Irish artists. Collected between 1958 and 1971 by Ruth Borchard, an ex-internee in Rushen Camp during WW2. View the exhibition launch and tour here >>

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Call for Papers for colloquium: On Portraiture: Theory, Practice, and Fiction — From Francisco de Holanda to Susan Sontag

University of Lisbon, 26–28 April 2021; proposals due by 30 Nov 2020 This colloquium intends to discuss the theory and practice of artistic, historical, anthropological, social, and political experience on the topic of portraiture, as well as the fictional dimension contained within it. Located at the intersection of several disciplinary fields, the discussion(s) and papers […]

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