Featuring over 50 portraits by the 18th-century master Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) – of himself, his wife, his daughters and other close relatives – this ‘family album’ accompanies the first major exhibition devoted to this remarkable and highly personal aspect of the artist’s work.
This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and sixty stunning reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles, trends and techniques.
The National Portrait Gallery, London, houses a unique collection of
British royal portraits. This publication explores five royal dynasties,
from the Tudors to the Windsors, and includes paintings and photographs by many of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to Sir Cecil Beaton and Mario Testino.
Michael Jackson, one of the most successful recording artists of all time, also has the distinction of being the most depicted cultural figure; an inspiration for an extraordinary array of leading artists. This book, which accompanies a major exhibition, examines their artistic responses to an enduring international icon.
Featuring works from an international list of artists, the BP Portrait Award highlights the vitality of portrait painting today. This book presents the diverse range of styles in contemporary portraiture and the variety of techniques used by artists working in the field today.
Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embody the very best of photography from the Victorian era. . Discover the images that made people think about the photograph as a work of art in this beautiful book.
This richly illustrated gift book presents 100 pioneering women from the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. From Elizabeth I to Zaha Hadid, this book celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout history, highlighting not only well-known pioneers but also women whose stories have been forgotten.
This richly illustrated gift book presents 100 photographic highlights from the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Focusing on a diverse range of photographers, it chronicles the journey of photography, through images by Julia Margaret Cameron and Camille Silvy to David LaChapelle and Wolfgang Tillmans.