The National Gallery is collaborating with the London Film School on 'Transcriptions: LFS Shorts', an innovative new project which involves second term students producing short 3-4 minute films inspired by the Gallery’s collection as part of their course.

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From the Film Maker

The first reason that I chose the painting was the fact that it is a very dull representation of an irrelevant figure (in historical context). I wanted to create a film which featured an unattractive character, and the colour palette and composition offered a good starting point for this. The second reason was the fact that the painting was considered to be by Pietro Pollaiuolo, only to be discovered in the 20th century to be a forgery.

Alexandru Grigoras

A piece inspired by Italian, Portrait of a Young Man, about 1518

Me and How I Got Here
MovieMe and How I Got Here
Alexandru Grigoras
The Beginning Is Nigh
MovieThe Beginning Is Nigh
Rupert Van Den Broek
And the Kid
MovieAnd the Kid
Zaklin Lentzou
The Traveller
MovieThe Traveller
Welf Lindner
The Shadow
MovieThe Shadow
Joanna Bence
Selves Portrait
MovieSelves Portrait
Daniel Chaytor
Alexandra McGuiness
Connie Pui Kwan Wong
Not in July
MovieNot in July
Mónica Bravo
A Portrait of you
MovieA Portrait of you
Pierre-Alain Giraud
A Ruthless Canvas
MovieA Ruthless Canvas
Javier Correa