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Lunch + Look “Images of Power, Prestige, and Propaganda”

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

A portrait is meant to capture the physical presence and appearance of its subject. Yet at the same time, innumerable choices are made by the sitter and the artist to enhance authority, to inspire supporters, and to intimidate the opposition. Complementing the grand portraits in the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado, this guided tour explores portraits in the MFAH collections to consider how a sitter’s title, pose, setting, clothing, and accessories can affect a viewer.