Martina Droth is deputy director of research and curator of sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. Mark Hallett is director of studies at the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art.

Portraiture as Interaction

Portraiture implies an interaction between the sitter and spectator. It often rehearses an interaction between two or more protagonists and regularly focuses on the interaction between the people represented and their surroundings. Portraits—of husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, friends, and colleagues—are often depicted by artists and arranged by curators … Continue reading