Had the pleasure of viewing the Jonathan Yeo exhibition at the Laing during the week, a master of portraiture. The collection is almost entirely made up of the most famous (or infamous) people from contemporary life so all easy to recognise, and a great range of style and size.
Those I liked best were where he meticulously paints the features but the rest of the canvas is no more than a rough sketch, which leaves the viewer to both marvel at the expressive features, and lets you imagine the physicality of the surroundings. These are not happy snaps, but a captured moment of personality and /or mood, and all done beautifully.
I think my favourite in the whole exhibition.
Authority in a relaxed manner is the best way
I can describe it.
Beauty and thought rolled into one
Just what is going on in that brilliant mind?
Superb expression, like she's just
|Kevin Spacey as Richard III|
|Grayson Perry as his alter-ego in 'Claire's room''|
One of the better exhibits I've seen in a long time at the Laing, if you have a fiver to spare treat yourself to a bit of culture before the end of Feb. :-)