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Ritratto di Madre Morta

Creato il 29 aprile 2010 da Albix

deadmotherLa pittrice  inglese Daphne Todd ritrasse la madre   nei tre giorni seguenti il suo decesso, mentre ancora giaceva c/o l’Agenzia Funebre incaricata per le  incombenze funerarie.

Adesso il suo quadro è stato selezionato ed è in lista per vincere 25.000,00 sterline inglesi di premio messe in palio dalla National Portrait Gallery grazie ad un finanziamento della BP.

Insomma l’arte non ha confini, nè soggetti obbligati da ritrarre e può esprimersi in tutte le direzioni.

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Ms Todd said she carried on with the work until she began to feel uncomfortable.

Three artists have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award, an international arts prize that received a record 2,177 entries this year.

Ms Todd took second place in the gallery’s Portrait Awards in 1984.

The other two artists this year are David Eichenberg, 38, and Michael Gaskell, 46.

American artist Eichenberg is shortlisted for Tim II, which shows his friend, sculptor Timothy A Stover, seated at work in an old warehouse in Toledo, Ohio.

Gaskell won second prize last year. Originally from Sheffield, he recently relocated to Leicester and only got to know his subject, Harry, when he agreed to sit for him.

Having seen Harry while he was out shopping with his family, the artist was persuaded to approach him by his wife.

The portrait, titled Harry, was completed in a ’short burst’ of intense work last winter.

National Portrait Gallery director Sandy Nairne is chairing the judging panel and described entries as ‘another outstanding year’.

For the fourth year there will also be a BP Young Artist Award of £4,000 for the work of an entrant aged between 18 and 30.

The overall winners will be announced on June 22.

Fifty-eight portraits have been selected for an exhibition of entries at the National Portrait Gallery which will runs from June 24 to September 19.

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