We join Peter Churcher in Spain. In the studio there is a sense of stillness. In the narrow streets below, the shops, restaurants and markets of Barcelona are as busy as they have always been. In this film A Portrait in Barcelona: Peter Churcher paints a portrait of Andrea and Peter Hylands.
What is it like to have your portrait painted and why do people commission these paintings? How is the portrait constructed and how does the artist capture a likeness? How does history influence the art of portraiture?
We visit the National Portrait Gallery in London to find out more about the art of portraiture. A leading exponent of figurative painting, Peter Churcher's paintings deal primarily with the human subject in portraiture and group figure narrative subjects.
Running time:32 mins
Classification: Exempt (educational, professional and cultural)
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