Browsing Category: portraiture

  • David Dawson, Mirror in Studio (2004)

    Like many a good artist’s studio, that of Lucian Freud required a mirror. And when David Dawson was in the studio it would have become a rich metaphor. Freud‘s longterm assistant was also a painter. The master would also paint Dawson. And Dawson in turn made portraits of his employer – photographic, like the one …

    March 21, 2012
  • Zachary Walsh – Greek Street

    Published on Culture 24 Zachary Walsh – Greek Street, Ink_d Gallery, Brighton, until August 23 2009 Zeus has you fixed with a hard stare. It’s a surprise to meet him in the flesh like this and he looks avuncular, somewhat amused, yet quizzical. It’s definitely him because stretching out behind are eagle wings and to …

    August 6, 2009
  • Real icons at the NPG

    Published on Culture 24 Fabiola, Francis Alÿs, National Portrait Gallery, London, until September 20 2009 Amid the many famous faces at the National Portrait Gallery are two rooms packed with 300 images of a fourth century Christian saint. It’s doubtful they capture her likeness, but they bear a striking resemblance to one another. On all …

    July 4, 2009