Irving Penn, The National Portrait Gallery 2010


[ P ] Irving Penn - Francis Bacon (1962)
[ P ] Irving Penn – Francis Bacon (1962) (Photo credit: Cea.)

Irving Penn is a name I haven’t really heard of but I understand his positioning in the portrait world. I was impressed with his retrospective body of work at the national portrait gallery. He definitely had a style of his own. What I was trying to show in my sketches of the work was his work seemed to be set around triangles and oblongs. This seemed to change by the year. He worked from the 1940s to the 1990s. I was also impressed by the amount of photographers he had taken photographers. It really was worth a visit and a good way to end the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: alanwhitfield80

Hello! I get about a bit so here about me first. I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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