Professor Robert Winston compares images of himself by painter Tom Wood and photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. He reflects on the nature of portraiture and the purpose it serves.
'I am hiding'. That's Robert Winston's observation about the portrait of him by Tom Wood which is in the National Portrait Gallery collection. 'I am like a person who is about to be found out'.
In this programme Winston - who is both a doctor, a scientist, an English professor, television presenter and a politician in the House of Lords - talks about the nature of portraiture and the purpose it serves.
He compares two images of himself - the painted version by Wood and a dramatic photographic image, also owned by the NPG, by Julia Fullerton - Batten. He reflects on the relationship between painting and photography in portraiture and the claims by both that they offer 'the truth'.
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