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Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57

The National Portrait Gallery Mounts Its First Exhibition of Non-Figurative Works

The National Portrait Gallery, London. The National Portrait Gallery, London. Wikipedia

The National Portrait Gallery is to hold its first exhibition of abstract portraits featuring no human faces, as it questions whether it is really necessary to see what its famous sitters look like.

A selection of rarely-seen abstract portraits by Jack Smith will make up the gallery’s first display of entirely non-figurative portraits.

Instead, curators will attempt to raise questions about the human form and how artists should “evoke a human presence” in the modern day.

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