Portrait of the Artist

This exhibition runs from Fri, 4th Nov 2016 to Mon, 17th Apr 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

  • Fri, 20th Jan 2017
  • Sat, 21st Jan 2017
  • Sun, 22nd Jan 2017
  • Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
  • Tue, 24th Jan 2017
All Day Event

Cost: Free of Charge


The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, Portrait of the Artist not only show-cases self-portraits by world-renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney but also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. Well-known self-portraits intended to advertise the artist's talents will be shown alongside more intimate and personal works.

The exhibition will examine a range of themes played out within these objects, from the 'cult' of the artist to the symbolism evoked through images of the artist’s studio. The changing status of the artist over the centuries is another theme and the way in which this is conveyed, both in the physical works and in the relationships between artist and patron will be highlighted. The role of monarchs in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits of artists will also be discussed.

Portrait of the Artist will contain over 150 objects, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and decorative arts ranging in date from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

The Queen's Gallery,

Buckingham Palace, London, London, SW1A 1AA

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