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11/18 - Gerard Butler's portrait at Scottish National Portrait Gallery! Hot Scots display to launch Dec.1 reopening of Gallery
Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:20 PM
Hot Scots, a display of 18 works, recently acquired for the national collection will feature well known Scottish names from TV, film and music including current Hollywood stars James McAvoy and Gerard Butler. Among the other new portraits on show will be images of Dr Who actor Karen Gillan, writer Armando Iannucci, singer Paolo Nutini, Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin and artist and playwright John Byrne. The portraits have been taken by celebrated photographers from Eva Vermandel to Albert Watson.
Award winning Scottish photographer Albert Watson's first photograph to be added to the National Galleries of Scotland's permanent collection is Watson's iconic 2003 portrait of Sir Sean Connery. Donations to Hot Scots also include David Eustace's 2010 portraits of artist and playwright John Byrne and Ken Dundas' 2011 portrait of actor Robert Carlyle.
The new Scottish National Portrait Gallery will, for the first time, include a major space dedicated to showcasing the Gallery's unparalleled holdings of Scottish and international photography, as well as newly commissioned work by contemporary photographers. Alongside Hot Scots the significance of photography is highlighted throughout the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Romantic Camera: Scottish Photography and the Modern World, Migration Stories: Pakistan and Close Encounters: Thomas Annan's Glasgow.
Hot Scots will be shown in the new Contemporary Gallery on the ground floor. Home to special loan exhibitions and a series of displays from the Gallery's collection of contemporary portraits, the new exhibition space will also feature commissions from some of Scotland's most celebrated contemporary artists. The opening displays include Missing, a video installation by Graham Fagen, commissioned as part of a unique partnership between the Portrait Gallery and the National Theatre of Scotland.
James Holloway, Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery said:
"It is absolutely right that faces as familiar as David Tennant and Karen Gillan should be on show in the new Portrait Gallery. The Gallery is about Scotland today as well as Scotland of old."
Information on the Galleries: http://www.natgalsco...98-introduction
Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:19 AM
There's no accounting for taste etc
*Click to enlarge and then again*
PtrSc from www
"....This photograph was part of a portfolio in which Steven Spielberg
looked back over the last twenty years and picked his favourite movies and actors...."
This post has been edited by NordicGirl: 18 November 2011 - 07:21 AM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:02 AM
Is this the pic they're going to use?
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:06 AM
That's the photo they used?? It barely looks like him. I didn't' like that photoshoot when it came out.
Nope, don't like it either. There are HUNDREDS of so many gorgeous photos of Gerry. I wonder if he had to approve which photo was used by Spielberg. I guess it's "dramatic" or whatever, but I'm disappointed.
This post has been edited by phoenixgirl: 18 November 2011 - 07:06 AM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:10 AM
You can find her men portfolio at her site HERE
Nope. HE is not there.
This post has been edited by NordicGirl: 18 November 2011 - 07:15 AM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:39 AM
There are of course hundreds of better photographs of him, but this photoshoot is a direct referrence to the "300" universe, and the general public will relate whenever they see it. It is a wise choice!
Love from Brazil,
This photograph belongs to the photoshoot made for "Empire" magazine (UK) June 2009.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:21 PM
person had to work very hard to make Gerard Butler look like this! I wouldn't comment but
to think this is going to be exibited for all to see is reprehensible. Have seen all of his
movies (including 300 x3) except for MGP and have never seen him look like this. I think
that it's unfair and also think that Sean Connery etc will look quite handsome.
P.S. His face looks as if it's shaped like a triangle.
This post has been edited by patsueb: 18 November 2011 - 02:31 PM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:46 AM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:20 AM
But I think it's GOOD for him that the photographers look upon Gerry as "special, UNCONVENTIONAL"! They must take pains to make him like this! How much they love him!
Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:06 PM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:25 PM
Don't get me wrong ... I'm proud that he's in the gallery, of course! I'm just not happy at all with the chosen photo. It doesn't look like art to me, and I'm very curious if he had to approve it or not - probably not. Sorry ... JMHO.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:02 PM
Of all the great pictures there are of Gerry, this is by far the least of my favorites! I don't think it even looks like him, IMHO!!!
This post has been edited by Celtic Star: 22 November 2011 - 04:07 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:39 AM
I think the one at the top of the forum at the Celtic game would sum that up pretty well!
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:13 PM