The Royal Society of Portrait Painters has revealed among the artists being proven on the 132nd Annual Exhibition to be held at Mall Galleries in London this Could. That is an exhibit with a distinction, as not solely are you able to view among the greatest portrait work of the yr, however you too can purchase these on show and even fee the artists for brand new work.
This artwork exhibition has been operating since 1891 and is the biggest and most prestigious celebration of portrait portray in Europe. With greater than 230 gorgeous artistic endeavors on present, and with a novel open invitation course of that meant anybody might submit, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition is not like anything. This yr the exhibition acquired 3,500 entries, an increase on final yr’s 2,800 submissions.
“Portraiture is not only for the titled, the dons and the captains of business. Portraiture is made by 1000’s of painters about every kind of individuals; topics signify each morsel of up to date society,” stated The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ president Anthony Connolly, including: “That stability between the individual painted and the stuff of paint is simply an enormous and enduring fascination. This yr’s Annual Exhibition reveals portraiture within the UK to be effectively and actually ‘effervescent,’ and offers air to all kinds of painters – with out compromising requirements.”
Portrait painters you possibly can accumulate
In addition to providing a platform for brand new artists to take a seat alongside established painters, the Annual Exhibition is a superb place for collectors and artwork lovers. You should purchase most of the portrait work on show (both on the occasion or on-line) and, extra excitingly, you possibly can fee your individual artwork. There’s a broad vary of kinds on present, and you possibly can personal a brand new portray by Frances Bell (opens in new tab), Mark Roscoe (opens in new tab) or Florence Houston (opens in new tab).
In addition to portraits the exhibition will embody drawings and unique prints from the artists chosen to showcase their work. The present contains each famend worldwide artists in addition to up-and-coming portrait painters, making it distinctive within the artwork world.
This yr’s Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 132nd Annual Exhibition, going down 4 Could 2023 to13 Could 2023 in London. You’ll be able to preview the portrait work from 20 April on the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ web site.
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