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An Angel at my Table

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From the National Portrait Gallery Facebook page:

Congratulations to Miriam Escofet, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2018 for An Angel at my Table, a portrait of her mother.

Judge, Rosie Millard said, ‘The crisp tablecloth and china are rendered so beautifully – and then you see that one of the plates and a winged sculpture on the table appear to be moving which adds a surreal quality to the portrait. It is also a very sensitive depiction of an elderly sitter.’

You can see the portrait, and all selected paintings, in the BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition, open from Thursday.

https://www.npg.org.uk/w…/bp-portrait-award-2018/exhibition/

Museu das Descobertas

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The Slave Ship, originally titled Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying—Typhoon coming on, is a painting by the British artist J. M. W. Turner, first exhibited in 1840. Measuring 35 3/4 x 48 1/4 in. in oil on canvas, it is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In this classic example of a Romantic maritime painting, Turner depicts a ship, visible in the background, sailing through a tumultuous sea of churning water and leaving scattered human forms floating in its wake.

Franco Grignani

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Franco Grignani (February 4, 1908 – 20 February 1999) was an Italian architect, graphic designer and artist. He is best known for black and white graphics, particularly the Woolmark logo, which was voted 'Best Logo of all Time' by Creative Review Magazine in 2011.

Grignani was born in Pieve Porto Morone, Italy. He studied architecture in Turin between 1929 and 1933. Early on, he became absorbed in experimentations in photography, and in optic and visual phenomena. He played a part in Italy's second Futurist and Constructivist movements. Subsequently, his work was more closely associated with Kinetic Art and Op Art. Based on theories of perception, particularly on the Psychology of Form and his knowledge of architecture, he created more than 14000 experimental works. He remains a powerful influence in the world of graphic design.

In Italy, Grignani is well known as the master of optical graphic design and his firm together with Studio Boggier were the leading names in Op-Art-Graphics in the 1960s.

Tarsila do Amaral. Operários (Workers). 1933

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Join us for an in-depth conversation with legendary performer, writer, and political activist Caetano Veloso about the legacy of Tarsila do Amaral. An internationally renowned Brazilian pop singer, Veloso was a leading figure of Tropicália, a movement that contributed to the rediscovery of do Amaral’s work in the 1970s. The discussion is moderated by Luis Pérez-Oramas, curator of the MoMA exhibition "Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil."

"Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil" is on view until June 3: http://mo.ma/2eNRh5i