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.