The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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500 years of portraits looking *right at you*

12 Aug 2015

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The National Portrait Gallery is just about my favourite art gallery in the world.  There’s just something about pictures of people that I find completely fascinating, and I could wander around there for hours.  (And the cafe’s good, too…)

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This little video – ‘500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art’ – might have popped up in your Facebook feed already (which is where I stumbled across it the other day).  If it hasn’t already, take 2 minutes (and 52 seconds) out of your day and check it out.

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Sounds a bit dry?  Bit like an art history lecture?  It’s not.  It’s utterly mesmerising. And it’s not just because the eyes seem to be looking straight at you all the time.

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Beats videos of cats falling off things, anyway.  Enjoy….

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