All the Rembrandts, on show once-in-a lifetime at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, include The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, his Self Portraits, Drawings & Etchings
Commencing Feb 21 – June 2 The Frick Collection, New York will present an exhibition of works by Giovanni Battista Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture
The exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age at the AGNSW will showcase artists of the 17th century when the tiny United Netherlands dominated world trade
There are 150 portraits in the first exhibition of its kind, Portrait of the Artist at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, November 4, 2016 – April 17, 2017
Human Kind, transforming identity in British and Australian portraits 1700-1914 is the title of a four day conference, September 8 – 11, 2016 held in Melbourne
French born Sydney based artist Bruno Jean Grasswill with his portrait of Michael Caton won the Packing Room Prize & People’s Choice Award AGNSW Archibald Prize
Artist John Singer Sargent was devoted to the creation of beauty, reflected in the show Sargent: Portraits of Artists & Friends at The Met, New York until Oct 4
Director’s Choice Art Works From The Collection at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Arts Centre Rose reports cover a variety of artistic styles & mediums
My portrait of a young man on the brink of life is not posh or a wealthy image. It records that time when the elegant art of drawing was part of polite society.
Artist Rod McRae WUNDERKAMMER, The Cabinet of Wonders is starting on the 5th February at the National Trust Victoria headquarters in Tasma Terrace, Melbourne
American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) had a genius for capturing a moment as art, beginning with fashion and, as that faded, his iconic life began
Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol
French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France
In the eighteenth century women usually painted under assumed male names and often their work was re-signed and copied by unscrupulous collectors and dealers.
Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Canberra document a moment in time for those whose lives made a difference to others memorable, macabre or otherwise