We visited the Scottish National portrait Gallery yesterday and viewed the BP Portrait Award 2007 exhibition. I couldn’t get this painting out of my mind – yes it’s a painting!
We used to think of photographs as being real and paintings to be representations of reality. But with the likes of photoshop we can longer trust that what we see in a photograph is real. Perhaps a painting such as this challenges us to think more about what we mean by reality?
Definitely worth a visit.