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Portrait Artist Of The Past: February

February 01, 2021
For February, we’ve selected this exquisite portrait of the actor, John Philip Kemble (1757-1823), which was painted by Sir William Beechey in 1798. Kemble was born into a theatrical family and par...
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Five Paintings That Inspire... Jack Ford

January 13, 2021
Figurative painter, Jack Ford, creates portraits that capture more than simply a likeness alone. With fleshy skin tones, courageous lighting, and a gentle line - his figures come alive with a sense...
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Portrait Artist Of The Past: January

December 16, 2020
Enter our monthly competition to win £200 and see your work in our gallery here at Brave. Every month, we’re asking artists to create a version of a historic portrait in their own style. It should ...
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Stories: Portrait Of An Officer

October 08, 2020
Count Andrei Volkonsky, second son of an aristocratic Russian family, which means he has three choices: the military, the Church, or dissipation. After taking a near-fatal wound at Borodino he wil...
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Stories: Portrait Of A Lady With Freckles

October 08, 2020
"Oh, Sophie, you must always wear your bonnet or straw hat while outdoors to protect yourself from taches de rousseur, or Freckles as the English would say. Besides, mon amour..." her mother contin...
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Stories: Portrait Of An Older Gentleman

October 07, 2020
This man doesn’t know it, but he was quietly observed for many years by Balzac, who through his imagination turned him into the old man named Père Goriot, the subject of one of his greatest novels.
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