Quote from 500 Portraits published by the National Portrait gallery in London. UK

“The BP Portrait Award is the world’s leading showcase for artist working in portraiture. This netbook brings together more than 500 of these portraits in celebration of our enduring fascination with different human faces.

Reflecting diverse methods of contemporary portrait practice, this retrospective includes a dazzling array of styles, from immaculate photorealism to intense expressionism.

Featured paintings come from an international list of artists working in a broad range of style – making this a key reference work for everyone interested in figurative art today.”