Face Value: The Power of Portraits at the National Gallery

Today, we all know what a portrait is, but did you know that this was not the case in 15th-16th century Europe, when the portrait as we know it was invented as an independent art form? In conjunction with the National Gallery, the NFWI is pleased to offer members a unique opportunity to learn more about multiple purposes of portraits and find out how artists, from Van Eyck to Cézanne, shaped the conventions, and learnt to subvert them, at a day of lectures by National Gallery experts.

Crop of Gainsborough, Mr and Andrews, about 1750. Credit: The National Gallery

Friday 30 November 2018
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
11am – 3.30pm
Cost to attend: £25 each

Spaces are limited and we are expecting this event to sell out quickly. Please complete and return your application form, along with your payment (cheques must be made payable to NFWI) as soon as possible to Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit, Denman, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 6NW. Please contact 01865 391788 ext 279 or h.neal@nfwi-unit.org.uk with any questions.

Group bookings must be submitted on the separate National Gallery Group Booking Form and full payment must be made when booking. *Refunds will not be possible and it is the responsibility of the Federation/Group Booking Leader to ensure all tickets are sold and passed on to the members attending.

*Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled by either the National Gallery or the NFWI.

Please note: ticket price does not include lunch and refreshments. For reasons of security and safety, the National Gallery has a bag size policy in place. Please refer to the National Gallery’s website for details of the policy

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge. It is among the most visited art museums in the world.

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