During your visit to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, you will find many different portraits and pictures inspired by people and the body.
Many artists make portraits of people they know well, such as friends and family, and most artists make self-portraits to show how they look and feel at a particular moment. Artists may also make portraits of people they have not met, such as celebrities or strangers.
When artists make portraits, they not only show us what someone looks like, but they may also show how they feel about them. The colour of the paint or the location they are photographed can provide clues about who the person is inside, not just how they look on the outside.
Let’s discover some of the portraits you will find during your visit to the exhibition.