Portrait of the artist

Anna Reynolds

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.

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Published
London : The Royal Collection Trust 2016.
Language
English
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
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252) and index.
ISBN
9781909741324
Main Author
Anna Reynolds (author)
Corporate Authors
Queen's Gallery (London, England) (-), Royal Collection Trust
Other Authors
Lucy Peter (author), Martin Clayton, 1967-