Every three years, the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) highlights the creativity and skill of contemporary portrait artists in America with the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and exhibition. This year’s finalists demonstrate the power of the genre and its capacity to make visual a broad range of life experiences. […]
Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery
The term “self-conscious” takes on a particular meaning in the era of social media, with millions of off-the-cuff selfies posted every day. The 60 indelible self-portraits in this exhibition show us that to paint or draw ones self-portrait requires self-consciousness of quite a different sort. […]
President & Mrs. Obama Portraits to Tour U.S.
Announcing a five-city tour of the Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama. […]
Who was Everhard Jabach?
He’s such an obscure figure today that he doesn’t even warrant a Wikipedia entry — but he must have been Somebody, to have been the subject of this outsized painting by Charles LeBrun, court painter to King Louis XIV. In 2014, at the time of its acquisition, Thomas P. Campbell, then-Director of the Metropolitan Museum of […]