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Do something different with your evenings at Late Shift. Unwind with a cocktail from the Late Shift Bar, enjoy the DJ as you explore the Gallery and engage in talks and discussions every Thursday night. On Friday nights, listen to live music or get creative in our popular drop-in drawing class.

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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 February 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Performance: Colour in the Darkness

Performance: Colour in the Darkness

A part of Late Shift
23 February 2017, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

London 1808. Napoleon advances, Covent Garden burns and a portrait must be painted. The worlds of Master, pupil, artist and sitter collide and unravel as beneath the portrait a dark secret is revealed through the murky pallet of patronage. Take a first look at this new play written and directed by Giles Smith, performed in Room 20, Floor 2.

BSL Tour: Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

BSL Tour: Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
23 February 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of prints depicting costumes, gestures and expressions of actors and singers from the Victorian Stage. Led in BSL.

Live Music: Adam Brown

Live Music: Adam Brown

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
24 February 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Friday night music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 February 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Abstracting the pose

Life Drawing: Abstracting the pose

A part of Late Shift
24 February 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

So often in Life Drawing we can get caught up in trying to create a replica of the model on paper.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Anthony Burgess at 100: Jonathan Meades

In Conversation: Anthony Burgess at 100: Jonathan Meades

A part of Late Shift
2 March 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades at this special event to celebrate the centenary of the novelist Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange. Sharing his memories of Burgess's extraordinary life and work, Jonathan will be in conversation with Andrew Biswell, author of the biography The Real Life Of Anthony Burgess.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Musical Portraits

Live Music: Musical Portraits

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
3 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Wigmore Hall’s Ignite ensemble perform pieces created by young people as well as their own compositions.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
9 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

In Conversation: Mirror Mirror: Women’s Self-portraits

In Conversation: Mirror Mirror: Women’s Self-portraits

A part of Late Shift
9 March 2017, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Free

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Marsha Meskimmon, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Loughborough and Reader of Fine Art at the Slade, artist and author Liz Rideal discuss female self portraiture from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century.

Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos

Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
10 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Music for clarinet and guitar by Villa-Lobos, Berio, De Falla and Poulenc.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Gillian Wearing

In Conversation: Gillian Wearing

A part of Late Shift
16 March 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Gillian Wearing talks to the Gallery’s Contemporary Curator Sarah Howgate about the new exhibition which pairs her with French Surrealist Claude Cahun and the remarkable parallels that exist in their work.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Shirley Smart and Tommie Black-Roff

Live Music: Shirley Smart and Tommie Black-Roff

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
17 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The cello and accordion duo improvise a journey through classical music, jazz and world music from North Africa, Middle East, Balkans and South America.

Screening: Confessions to the Mirror

Screening: Confessions to the Mirror

  • Film||Late Shift||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
17 March 2017, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee introduces Sarah Pucill’s re-imagination of the life and work of the surrealist Claude Cahun based on her personal memoir, from childhood to imprisonment by the Nazis. Followed by Q&A with Sarah Pucill. (16mm, colour, 68min, Dir Sarah Pucill, 2016.)

 

Guest DJ: Jeffery Hinton

Guest DJ: Jeffery Hinton

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Jeffrey Hinton is a London born DJ, Producer and visual Artist. Inspired by the world’s subcultures from a young age, Hinton has provided music and visuals for some of London’s most iconic clubs Including Circus, Cha Cha, Taboo, Anarchy, Daisy Chain, Heaven and more recently across various venues within the East London club scene.

Jeffrey’s set is accompanied by super 8 film screenings by John Maybury.

In Conversation: Before we were men: David Gwinnutt and guests

In Conversation: Before we were men: David Gwinnutt and guests

A part of Late Shift
23 March 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer David Gwinnutt talks about his display which chronicles the 1980s London art and club scene with Dr Ian Massey, biographer of artist Patrick Proctor, filmmaker John Maybury and journalist Paul Gorman. Enjoy special super 8 film screenings by John Maybury and a DJ set by Jeffrey Hinton in the Main Hall from 18.00 – 21.50.

 

Live Music: Bella Tromba

Live Music: Bella Tromba

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
24 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The award winning brass group presents a lively and varied program of Chamber music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Lecture: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

Lecture: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

A part of Late Shift
30 March 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Paul Moorhouse, the curator of the exhibition, explores the development of Hodgkin's portraiture, and considers the role of memory and emotion  in the artist's representation of people.

 

BSL Gallery Tour: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

BSL Gallery Tour: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
30 March 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join Chisato Minamimura for a tour of a display celebrating photography from 1840 – 1940. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Live Music: João Loureiro

Live Music: João Loureiro

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
31 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Guitarist Joao Loureiro plays a programme of original music inspired by his family and childhood.

Life Drawing: After the Masters

Life Drawing: After the Masters

A part of Late Shift
31 March 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

A dynamic evening of life drawing with artist Andy Pankhurst. Take inspiration from models and muses from a selected number of great works within the gallery's collection.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
31 March 2017, 18:30-20:30
Check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
6 April 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.

In Conversation: Claude Cahun’s ‘self-portraits’

In Conversation: Claude Cahun’s ‘self-portraits’

A part of Late Shift
6 April 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dawn Ades, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Essex, discusses the complex nature of Claude Cahun’s ‘self-portraits’ with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery.

 

Live Music: Charlotte Glasson

Live Music: Charlotte Glasson

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
7 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The trio returns to play their own blend of jazz, New Orleans, gypsy and Latin music, creating a kaleidoscope of musical colour to uplift and entertain.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
7 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
13 April 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Hodgkin and portraiture: painting what he sees and feels

In Conversation: Hodgkin and portraiture: painting what he sees and feels

A part of Late Shift
13 April 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Paul Levy, writer, journalist, broadcaster and the subject of two portraits by Howard Hodgkin, is joined by novelist, biographer and critic Dame Margaret Drabble to discuss the artist’s approach to portraiture.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
14 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
20 April 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

The Gallery is a special, quite sacred space so I like to start of with something gentle and soothingly familiar before moving onto more challenging and experimental pieces.

In Conversation: Photographing Hollywood Icons: Then and Now

In Conversation: Photographing Hollywood Icons: Then and Now

A part of Late Shift
20 April 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Simon Crocker, Chair of the John Kobal Foundation, discusses the art of photographing movie stars in both the days of the Hollywood Studio System from the mid 1920s through to the early 1960s.

 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
21 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Screening: Orlando

Screening: Orlando

A part of Late Shift
21 April 2017, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Writing in her diary in 1928, Virginia Woolf described her experimental novel as ‘a biography beginning in the year 1500 and continuing to the present day. Orlando (Dir Sally Potter, 1992, 93 minutes, cert PG)

 

Live Music: Matshidiso

Live Music: Matshidiso

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
21 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The classically trained pianist, composer, arranger and singersongwriter performs her own music inspired by folk, hip-hop and singer-songwriters of the 70s.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
27 April 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

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  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
27 April 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

No information currently available for this event, please check back for further updates

BSL Gallery Tour: Akram Zaatari

BSL Gallery Tour: Akram Zaatari

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 April 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Discover Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari’s selection from photographer Hashem el Madani’s archive from 1950s Lebanon.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
28 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Concert Theatre: The Tenant

Live Music: Concert Theatre: The Tenant

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
28 April 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

A reimagining of Anne Brontë’s ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ through live classical music (piano) and performance.

Life Drawing: Figure drawing for the Fearful

Life Drawing: Figure drawing for the Fearful

A part of Late Shift
28 April 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for a Life drawing session that takes the fear out of drawing the figure. Robin-Lee will guide you through a series simple exercises to help develop your creativity and confidence.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
4 May 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Late Shift
4 May 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Resident artist Sadie Lee is joined by her special guest, author Alan Hollinghurst, as they discuss works in the Gallery’s Collection which have a personal resonance.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
5 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Louisa Petais and Christopher Bundhun

Live Music: Louisa Petais and Christopher Bundhun

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
5 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The soprano and guitarist explore the dynamic song traditions of Spain, Greece and England from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
11 May 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Masked/Unmasked

In Conversation: Masked/Unmasked

A part of Late Shift
11 May 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Novelist and cultural critic Diran Adebayo, poet and novelist John Burnside, novelist Jay Griffiths and international teacher and director of theatre John Wright discuss how masks can both hide and reveal. This event will be British Sign Language interpreted.

 

Screening: The Skin I Live In

Screening: The Skin I Live In

A part of Late Shift
12 May 2017, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Sadie Lee introduces this dark, surreal and visually stunning film. A departure from the camp melodrama of many of his earlier films, Almodovar presents an obsessive (and literally) surgical examination exploring the inherent and constructed elements of human identity. (Dir Pedro Almodóvar, 2011, 120 mins, cert 15.)

 

Live Music: Musike in the Ayre

Live Music: Musike in the Ayre

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
12 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Emily Murphy and Din Ghani perform lute songs marking weddings and funerals of the Stuart era.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
12 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Gallery Tour: Photo London: A Century of Photography

Gallery Tour: Photo London: A Century of Photography

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
18 May 2017, 18:00
Meet in Room 29, Floor 1
Free

Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, leads this tour of A Century of Photography, 1840-1940 which features works by internationally renowned makers such as Edward Weston, Frederick Evans, Cecil Beaton and Madame Yevonde.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
18 May 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.

In Conversation: Photo London: Newsha Tavakolian

In Conversation: Photo London: Newsha Tavakolian

A part of Late Shift
18 May 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Newsha Tavakolian (born 1981, Tehran) talks about her life and work with curator, writer and critic Vali Mahlouji. In partnership with Photo London.

Gallery Tour: Photo London: Before we were Men

Gallery Tour: Photo London: Before we were Men

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
19 May 2017, 18:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Photographer David Gwinnutt leads a tour of his display which chronicles the 1980s London art and club scene of Leigh Bowery, Derek Jarman, Ossie Clark and Gilbert and George. Gwinnutt photographed directors, writers, designers and artists who together formed a vibrant and influential underground gay culture. 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
19 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Marielle Way

Live Music: Marielle Way

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
19 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The flautist presents a recital of Baroque works for solo flute.

In Conversation: Photo London: William Klein

In Conversation: Photo London: William Klein

A part of Late Shift
19 May 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The great photographer and filmmaker William Klein talks to writer, curator and artist David Campanay.

In partnership with Photo London.

In Conversation: Photo London: Gregory Crewdson

In Conversation: Photo London: Gregory Crewdson

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
20 May 2017, 16:00

Due to unforeseen circumstances Gregory Crewdson is unable to attend, so unfortunately the event has been cancelled. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
25 May 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Performance: A Search For Perfection - Alexander Pope

Performance: A Search For Perfection - Alexander Pope

A part of Late Shift
25 May 2017, 19:00
Please check signage on the day
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Award winning blind storyteller Giles Abbott weaves the complexities of celebrated poet and savage satirist Alexander Pope’s life into a story of his art, his ambitions, his feuds with friends and literary rivals, exploring the conflicts both around and within this extraordinary man.

BSL Gallery Tour: Speak its Name!

BSL Gallery Tour: Speak its Name!

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||LGBTQI
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
25 May 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson leads a tour of a display which features portraits accompanied by quotations from the sitters discussing their own experience of ‘coming out’. Led in BSL.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
26 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Concordia Foundation

Live Music: Concordia Foundation

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 May 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Concordia Foundation’s International Ensemble presents ‘Masquerade’ – a musical journey behind the mask.

Life Drawing: Pose/Counterpose

Life Drawing: Pose/Counterpose

A part of Late Shift
26 May 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by artist Marc Woodhead , this session explores the influence of Classicism on pose and posture on British portraiture, and the modernist anti-classical movement in the 20th century.