A THREE WEEK COURSE
PART ONE: 'Power and Status'
Are portraits supposed to look like the sitter or are they a way of probing something deeper?
Portraits form part of the collection of almost every art gallery in the Western world.
They are created for a myriad of reasons – money, power, propaganda, death, life and love.
But what makes one ‘great’?
From El Greco’s mysterious ‘Lady in a Fur Wrap’, to Vermeer’s iconic ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’, to Norman Rockwell’s 20th century entertaining ‘Triple Self Portrait, we will consider how artists have managed to portray the essence of an individual on canvas.