Amedeo MODIGLIANI<br/>
<em>Portrait of the painter Manuel Humbert</em> (1916) <!-- (recto) --><br />
<em>(Portrait du peintre Manuel Humbert)</em><br />
oil on canvas<br />
100.2 x 65.5 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Felton Bequest, 1948<br />
1854-4<br />


The Art of Portraiture

Mon–Fri, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm
Levels 3–12
NGV International & The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

What is a portrait? What can a portrait tell us about a person, time or place? Join an NGV educator to explore these questions and more as students view and respond to portraits from different time periods and cultural contexts. Students will consider how portraits capture feelings, emotions and ideas, and why so many artists are inspired to make portraits.

Students will:

  • Identify and explain why artists produce portraits.
  • Examine the role of the subject and the artist in portraiture.
  • Analyse and interpret different portraits in the NGV Collection drawing on observations, ideas and imagination.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10.50 per student

Booking Form

    We require four weeks notice for all bookings.

    Changes to your booking must be made in writing. Changes can be made up to 14 days prior to your visit. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments.

    Please note that this is a booking request only. You will receive a confirmation via email within 5 working days.

    School details

    Group details

    If less than 10 students attend a program, minimum fees may apply

    Program Selection

    Please note: the National Gallery of Victoria has two locations. NGV International holds our Collection of works from around the world, and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is home to our Collection of Australian art. When submitting your booking request, please indicate which location you would like to visit.

    Study Focus

    Please provide details of any relevant themes and skills your students are learning about at school. While we cannot offer individually tailored programs, our museum educators will consider this information when selecting and discussing works of art during the program.

    Date Selection

    We recommend you provide three date options for your program to avoid disappointment. We will do our best to accommodate your first preference, however due to high demand this may not always be possible.


    Terms and Conditions

    We do not take tentative bookings. Bookings are considered firm at time of booking. Any amendments, including changes to participant numbers, must be made by email at least 14 days prior to the program. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments. Payment must be paid at least one week prior to the visit.

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