National Portrait Gallery

June 1st, 2011 by katielloyd

Yesterday I went to the Ida Kar exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery for the second time.
It is a fascinating collection of images, showing the most intimate moments, and also the striking faces of famous people, mostly writers, artists and sculptors, both posed and clearly at work.
I was intrigued that the subjects eyes are not always in focus and yet she gets her message over well. It shows that the rules ofphotography (which I tend to disregard) are there to be broken. A most encouraging thing to discover!
I shall definitely go again before it closes on June 16th.
Today’s favourite picture is probably the Bridget Riley portrait on the back cover of the accompanying book.

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