Considering Art Podcast – Sara Shamma, Syrian portrait painter

In our latest podcast episode, Syrian portrait artist Sara Shamma talks about how she incorporates the subconscious into her works, how she was forced to leave her country and how a deep sense of humanity pervades her pictures.

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Pierre Gonnord – Nature Tales

To look at they could almost be paintings – portraits made in the classical style of a Goya or a van Eyck. Indeed, French photographer Pierre Gonnord cites them as influences. “A portrait obliges you to have a kind of contemplation,” he says. His first solo exhibition in the UK, Nature Tales,  gives plenty to contemplate. Comprising seven diptychs, each human portrait is paired with that of an animal. 

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