Portraits make a comeback

Two oil portraits of iconic figures will feature in the 127th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts exhibition in Belfast this month.

6th September, 2008

Two oil portraits of iconic figures will feature in the 127th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts exhibition in Belfast this month.

We have become so used to seeing the unlikely pair of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness being photographed chuckling together that it is pertinent to be reminded that it was not always so.

David Nolan’s powerful depictions were inspired by photographs taken by Paul McErlane during the final wrangles of the Good Friday Agreement....

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