17th Century Old Master paintings and sumptuous Jacobean styled costumes are some of the associations had and the inspiration for a series of paintings by Sophie Ploeg, displayed at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition.
After winning the BP Travel Award in 2013 I set out to research how lace and fabrics were represented in early 17th century portraiture. Inspired, I created a series of 10 new paintings which tries to connect women and style from the early 17th century with women of today. My book tells the story of her year and catalogues the paintings.
- For more information about the project please look here.
- National Portrait Gallery, London – website on BP Portrait Award 2014
- Article on Making a Mark blog on my project, with lots of photos and video
- Photos of the exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh
Some images of the BP Portrait Award 2014 and my display of works within it. Click for enlargement.