“Widely considered to be Newton’s best portrait”. Definitively, Newton hasn’t gone down in history of photography for this portrait. Newton, a great artist, refused to do a risky, “Newtonian” portrait (of course,I don’t speak about eroticism): artistic taste of Mrs. Thatcher, besides from her political size, were deeply conventional, and Mr. Newton made a portrait avoiding any rough edge, to fulfill the order. Of course, his talent as a photographer achieved a very good portrait, but very far from many others by him.
Comment by Francisco Gutiérrez — March 27, 2013 @ 3:41 pm