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by Sandy Nairne,Sarah Howgate


Howgate and Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, team up in The Portrait Now, an informative and exciting international gathering of more than 80 portraits by contemporary artists.

Howgate and Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, team up in The Portrait Now, an informative and exciting international gathering of more than 80 portraits by contemporary artists. Diverse in media, style, and intent, the works include Alessandro Raho's realistic oil portrait of Dame Judi Dench and Eric Fischl's expressive double portrait of Joan Didion and her late husband, John Gregory Dunne, as well as paintings by such signature portraitists as Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton, Francesco Clemente, and Chuck Close and photographs by Malick Sidib'e9, Zhang Huan

The Portrait Now presents over ninety of the best contemporary portraits from across the world, including the most .

The Portrait Now presents over ninety of the best contemporary portraits from across the world, including the most recent work of internationally acclaimed artists. Focusing on works from the early years of the new millennium, this book highlights the continuing appeal of representing the human face. In an era of mass-media and the Internet, where images can be exchanged globally in an instant, and in a world in which we are being recorded visually more than even before ­ from the passport photograph to the CCTV camera ­ the desire for distinctive commissioned portraiture endures.

The Portrait Now is an indispensable reference book for anyone interested . Sarah Howgate is Contemporary Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The Portrait Now is an indispensable reference book for anyone interested in contemporary art. Sandy Nairne is Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and was formerly Director of Programmes at the Tate. An informative and exciting international gathering of more than 80 portraits by contemporary artists. Diverse in media, style, and intent.

Author: Nairne, Sandy. Shelf: 704/942/NAI/2006. Additional Info: 1. Howgate, Sarah.

The portrait now, Sandy Nairne, Sarah Howgate. Title: The portrait now, Sandy Nairne, Sarah Howgate. Author: Nairne, Sandy. ISBN: 978185514143585. Publishing Info: London : National Portrait Gallery, 2006. 2. National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain). Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Portrait Now brings together more than eighty portraits from internationally acclaimed artists to demonstrate the accomplishment and inventiveness of this art form. Recent works by John Currin, Sally Mann, Catherine Opie, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vik Muniz, Thomas Struth, and many others reveal developments in painting, sculpture, video art, photography, self-portraiture, and caricature

Sandy Nairne, Sarah Howgate. The Portrait Now" presents a unique and important selection of contemporary portraits from across the world.

Sandy Nairne, Sarah Howgate. Featuring over eighty portraits, including the most recent work of internationally acclaimed artists, the book demonstrates the accomplishment and inventiveness of this major art form. The Portrait Now" is an exciting overview of contemporary trends in portraiture, in the context of a changing outlook in the art world. Diverse in media, style, and intent, the works include Alessandro Raho's realistic oil portrait of Dame Judi Dench and Eric Fischl's expressive double portrait of Joan Didion and her late husband, John Gregory Dunne, as well as paintings by such signature portraitists as Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton, Francesco Clemente, and Chuck Close and photographs by Malick Sidib'e9, Zhang Huan

The Portrait Now. Publisher:National Portrait Gallery Publications. Book Binding:Paperback. Sarah Howgate is Contemporary Curator at the National Portrait Gallery. She previously worked in New York and Los Angeles, where she set up a gallery specialising in contemporary art.

The Portrait Now. Country of Publication. The Portrait Now is an indispensable reference book for anyone interested in contemporary art. In today’s art world, many artists are using portraiture to explore complex issues of identity. The Portrait Now brings together more than eighty portraits from internationally acclaimed artists to demonstrate the accomplishment and inventiveness of this art form. Recent works by John Currin, Sally Mann, Catherine Opie, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang. The Portrait Now is an indispensable reference book for anyone interested in contemporary ar. .

In today’s art world, many artists are using portraiture to explore complex issues of identity. The Portrait Now brings together more than eighty portraits from internationally acclaimed artists to demonstrate the accomplishment and inventiveness of this art form.Recent works by John Currin, Sally Mann, Catherine Opie, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vik Muniz, Thomas Struth, and many others reveal developments in painting, sculpture, video art, photography, self-portraiture, and caricature. Challenging the boundaries of figurative art, these works often go beyond likeness, break free of traditional media, and respond to complicated political, religious, and social issues. With beautiful color images of and in-depth discussions on each work, the book also includes an insightful introductory essay that places portraiture within a historical context and examines how this art form––as well as the purpose it serves––has evolved.The Portrait Now is an indispensable reference book for anyone interested in contemporary art.
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The Portrait Now ebook
Author:
Sandy Nairne,Sarah Howgate
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Yale University Press; First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated) edition (April 15, 2006)
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160 pages
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