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Sophie Ploeg and The Lace Trail - BP Travel Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
|Sophie Ploeg with part of The Lace Trail|
the exhibition for the BP Travel Award 2013
at the National Portrait Gallery - 26 June - 21 September 2014
The exhibition follows on from Sophie winning the BP Travel Award in 2013. Her exhibition is about Fabric and Lace in Early 17th Century Portraiture - An Interpretation in Paint. To my mind it's a bit of a masterclass in how to portray complex fabrics in portraits - in the past and the present - as well as an academic exercise in understanding something about the art history of the portrayal of lace and how paintings from the past can inspire those of today.
What follows is:
- a video interview with Sophie Ploeg
- photographs of Sophie and her models - with their portraits
- photographs of the exhibition
- a review of her book - produced as a result of her project.
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