Revealing Characters

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Revealing Characters

Revealing Characters continues its popular run at The McManus. The exhibition looks at the enduring attraction of the portrait and uncovers the stories of the people on display. All are individuals who have made their mark – their portraits a record of their contact, however fleeting, with an artist. As photography replaced the need to record what someone looked like, artists adapted. Their skills are used to capture more than a likeness, using the human face to explore their own artistic expression as well as the emotional life of the sitter.

The selection of works reflects the diverse range of artistic styles and approaches taken by artists in their challenge to represent their sitters and keep them real. From poets and muses to men with big noses there is plenty to inspire and entertain in this dynamic display.

Also included is our contribution for the Scotland’s Year of Young People which features a special display of portraits of children and young people by celebrated photographer Joseph McKenzie.

Admission Free. Opening Times: Mon to Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12.30-4.30pm.

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The Right Honourable Mabell Ogilvy Dowager Countess of Airlie (1866-1956)
Oil on canvas, 1933, Philip de László, Donated 1933 by the Artist

Exhibition Dates: 
Revealing Characters exhibition runs throughout 2018
The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum
Exhibition Contact: 
01382 307200
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