Friday, 3rd October until Saturday, 25th October 2014

Shine Artists
49 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4JR

I had been looking at Godfrey Kneller's 'Kit-Cat Club' portraits of 48 eminent English gentlemen, painted in the early eighteenth century.  All half-lengths of a standard size, (so as to make no subject more important than another), when seen as group they become a kind of installation of portraiture.  One feels surrounded by 'an architecture of personality'.

This exhibition was inspired by Kneller's group of paintings and sought to create a modern version, with the welcome addition of female subjects.



© 2024, all text and images are the property of Tim Wright.