Stories of art from world leading experts

Stories of art from world leading experts

HENI Talks is a growing catalogue of short films dedicated to sharing insights about art history.

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The Portrait of Mai | HENI Talks and The National Portrait Gallery

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The Portrait of Mai | HENI Talks and The National Portrait Gallery

HENI Talks in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, explores the importance of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ spectacular Portrait of Mai (Omai). Dr Lucy Pelzt, explains in detail, Sir Joshua Reynolds’ majestic painting which holds a pivotal place in global art history, depicting the first Polynesian to visit Britain, and is widely regarded as the finest portrait by one of Britain’s greatest artists.