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The Beholder

0m Documentary, Irish Film 2010

The making of a portrait is an intimate experience, one which can be a pleasurable event for both parties or one that’s fraught with difficulties. In a world where anyone can make a realistic likeness on their mobile phone, the relative heft of a painted portrait is significant: it is a symbol of power and prestige and will ultimately stand as a memorial. These themes and many others are explored through the work of three of Ireland’s most notable portrait painters: James Hanley, Mick O’Dea and Brian Maguire. Conor Horgan’s witty documentary follows each artist as they create new work, providing an illuminating insight into their individual creative processes.

Director

Conor Horgan

Producer

Martha O’Neill

Executive Producer

Adrian McCarthy

Language

English

Country

Ireland

Studio

Wildfire Films

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