The British Face DVD
Produced in association with the National Portrait Gallery - includes twenty short films, each of which considers a single work from the Gallery's collection.
Members price: £19.79
Portraits are one of the great subjects of British art, and from school photos to passports portraits are also central to all our lives. In two films for Five, Fiona Shaw goes on a journey to explore pictures of people in history and today, starting with her own startling portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. She meets artists including the controversial portraitist Stuart Pearson Wright, Victoria Russell, who painted Fiona in 2002, and caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, together with a host of sitters and subjects.
DVD; PAL; Region 0; widescreen; running time: 110 minutes approx.
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