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Cara Delevingne is Jonathan Yeo's latest muse

Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:40

World-renowned portrait artist, Jonathan Yeo, to have first major international retrospective at The Museum of National History in Denmark, featuring new and unseen paintings of the actor and model, Cara Delevingne. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: Known for his famous subjects, from politicians and royalty to Hollywood celebrities, portrait artist Jonathan Yeo explores different ways of looking at the same person in his latest work -- a series of paintings of model and actress Cara Delevingne. The self-taught artist will present the portraits, which in an age of selfies on social media also look at where the genre is headed, as part of a retrospective of his work in a new exhibition opening in Denmark next month. In one of the paintings seen by Reuters, Delevingne, who has carved out a successful career as the face of some of fashion's biggest names, is seen holding a mirror up to her face. In another, the 23-year old, whose own Instagram pictures have garnered a strong following, is wearing goggles. Yeo, who worked with Delevingne for more than a year on the project, also said he wanted to explore the impact social media is having on portraiture. Yeo, son of British politician Tim Yeo, taught himself to paint while recovering from Hodgkins Lymphoma, which he developed while at university. In his 25-year career, he has painted many famous faces including actors Kevin Spacey, Nicole Kidman and Sienna Miller, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, artist Damien Hirst, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. Some of those past works will also go on display at the Museum of National History at Denmark's Frederiksborg Castle, Yeo's biggest exhibition. Yeo, who said he would have liked to have done a portrait of late singer David Bowie, listed Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as someone else he would like to paint. "Jonathan Yeo Portraits" will run at Denmark's Museum of National History from March 20 until June 30.

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Cara Delevingne is Jonathan Yeo's latest muse

Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:40