Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Nude Sports & Cartoons

Powys Evans - Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1923)Two intriguing exhibitions open this month at the National Portrait Gallery in London. First there's Quiz: Sketches And Cartoons by Powys Evans from 4 October to 1 March 2009. Quiz was one of the top political cartoonists of the 1920s. This is a case display in Room 31 (CLICK). Next there's Champions: Sporting Portraits by Anderson & Low in Room 40 from 30 October to 18 January 2009. The term "Sporting Portraits" has a double meaning, because all these champions were good sports to allow themselves to be photographed in the buff. And why not? Sport is supposed to be a celebration of the human body and the only way to celebrate it properly is in the nude. Beautiful portrait of Venus Williams! Click the title link for more displays and events.


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