BP Portrait Award: Mum drinking tea picture wins top prize
A slightly surreal portrait of an artist's elderly mother drinking a cup of tea has won the BP Portrait Award.
Miriam Escofet's said she wanted An Angel at My Table to show "the universal mother". Judges praised its "constraint and intimacy".
Alma Escofet is shown taking tea, but a closer look reveals some of the objects on the table are moving.
The artist was awarded £35,000 and a gallery commission worth £7,000 at the National Portrait Gallery.
Escofet, who was born in Barcelona and lives in London, had been selected for the BP Portrait award exhibition four times... read more
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