Spotlight: Unknown faces
Take a tour of some mysterious portraits
Several portraits in the Gallery’s collection are of unknown sitters – people lost to history, but whose appearances are preserved in paintings that are several hundred years old.
Join Josephine Touma for a look some mysterious portraits from the Renaissance onwards, and discover how portraits both reveal and conceal a person’s ‘true’ identity.
The talk will be Auslan interpreted for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors.
Meet at the information desk.
This is part of the Third Sundays at the Gallery program, a State Street Learning for Life initiative.
Image: Giovanni Battista Moroni Portrait of a young man 1565-70 (detail)
Sunday 17 August 2014, 12.30pm
Does not involve entry into the Archibald Prize exhibition
Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Related exhibition: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2014