Portrait of the artist
Book - 2016
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&...#039;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 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.
The Royal Collection Trust
- Item Description
- Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, November 4, 2016 - April 17, 2017.
- Physical Description
- 255 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252) and index.
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