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The Companion
Author: National Portrait Gallery Canberra

ISBN: 9780975103029
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 18.0
Description:
The Companion is the ultimate record of the National Portrait Gallery's outstanding collection, serving the collection's purpose - to assist Australian's understand their identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

The Companion is a fine object, a good read, a reference work, and appealing to all. The Companion is not just an anthology of significant faces, but a detailed, lively compendium documenting the history of portraiture and the various ways - formal or informal, public or private, doting or irreverent - in which the genre has been explored in Australia.

Works of art from recent years in The Companion include portraits in new media: Warwick Thornton's 2013 portrait of musician Paul Kelly, and David Rosetzky's video depiction of actor Cate Blanchett. There are so many more reflecting, reminding, inspiring Australians.

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