SEOUL, Might 2 (Yonhap) — A new exhibition at the Countrywide Museum of Korea has brought together 76 portraits of British and world-wide figures, ranging from playwright William Shakespeare to singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

“Icons and Identities from the Countrywide Portrait Gallery, London,” which has kicked off at the countrywide museum in central Seoul, is the 1st exhibition here that offers parts from the British museum, the nationwide museum reported.

The exhibition is divided into 5 sections with the themes “Fame,” “Electricity,” “Appreciate and Reduction,” “Innovation” and “Id and Self-portrait,” and capabilities an array of portraits in unique variations and from a variety of eras — ranging from a 16th-century portray on picket panels to holographic is effective from the 21st century.

The 76 individuals whose portraits were drawn also range from literary legends William Shakespeare and Emily Bronte, researchers Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton, and a lot more contemporary figures like The Beatles and David Beckham.

A complete of 73 painters worked on the portraits, including celebrated painters like Peter Paul Rubens, Auguste Rodin, Andy Warhol and David Hockney, the museum included.

“It is the 1st time that quite a few of these operates have still left the United Kingdom and the initial time that our extraordinary selection will vacation to Korea, supplying audiences there an unparalleled chance to face some of the most accomplished portraits created in the very last 5 hundred years,” explained Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The exhibition runs via Aug. 15.

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