Portraiture

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Fan Letter

‘Namatjira’s political leaders all look frozen, dull behind the eyes, whiter than white, and as if battling an internal war with their fakery and greed’

BY Wes Hill | 19 DEC 18

A series of extraordinary self-portraits taken in rural France over three decades prompt questions around gender, identity and biography

BY Philip Myall | 20 SEP 18
Influences

‘I have learned from John that you don’t need to shout in order to make an impact’

BY Celia Paul | 30 AUG 18

A tribute to the late South African photographer, creator of idiosyncratic portrayals of everyday life under the yoke of apartheid

BY Sean O'Toole | 03 JUL 18

A surprising show of silhouettes at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. sheds light on obscure chapters of US history 

BY Evan Moffitt | 23 MAY 18

A mix of unashamed nudes and demure portraits, Zhao Gang's paintings take in 21st-century China with feigned crudeness and humour 

BY Matthew Shen Goodman | 17 MAY 18

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits of a fictional aristocratic Nigerian family push toward an expanded definition of the ‘black experience’

BY Chase Quinn | 15 MAY 18

Madeleine Thien takes a look at a celebrated painter who merged Western composition with Chinese brush-and-ink style

BY Madeleine Thien | 12 MAR 18
Article

Will Elliott of Colnaghi reveals the stormy history of an exquisite French portrait going on view this week at Frieze Masters

01 OCT 17

Race, sexuality and portraiture

BY Evan Moffitt | 12 MAY 16

On the occasion of a major touring retrospective, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith examines the relationship between image and painting in the work of Marlene Dumas

BY Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith | 27 OCT 14

Illustration and art history collide in Sanya Kantarovsky’s paintings

BY Scott Roben | 27 OCT 14

Painting as sculpture as performance

BY Kasia Redzisz | 30 MAY 14

Sylvia Sleigh’s extraordinary ‘history pictures’

BY Quinn Latimer | 07 MAR 13

At a time of revolution in digital technologies, when making extraordinary images has never been technically easier, painting persists. Jennifer Higgie asked eight artists to share their thoughts on the whys and wherefores of figurative painting

BY Jennifer Higgie | 11 JAN 13

The paintings, drawings and animations of Tala Madani

BY Aram Moshayedi | 01 JAN 13

What does our interest in the face tell us about contemporary methods of communication?

BY Jörg Heiser | 01 APR 12

The fictitious portraits of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

BY Jennifer Higgie | 21 MAR 12
Article

From Roni Horn to Marina Abramović, Christina Zück examines the ‘enraptured faces’ of portrait photography today

BY Christina Zück | 21 MAR 12

Since 1995, Li Yongbin has been creating videos of faces in the Beijing apartment he has lived in for over 30 years

BY Carol Yinghua Lu | 21 MAR 12