A new portrait featuring the galaxy’s most cherished duo has been unveiled at London’s National Portrait Gallery
The return of The Mandalorian is a big deal, and to commemorate the occasion Disney Plus has teamed up with London’s National Portrait Gallery to bring the galaxy far, far away into the realm of art.
An exclusive portrait titled ‘The Mandalorian and the Child’ has been unveiled alongside a wealth of glorious Star Wars portraits and concept art from the Emmy award-winning series. The 3ft by 2ft oil portrait hangs alongside some of the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of portraits of familiar faces from the Star Wars galaxy, including Sir Alec Guinness, Thandie Newton, Felicity Jones, Ben Morris, Riz Ahmed, and Gareth Edwards. The display also includes original concept art from The Mandalorian created by extraordinary artists such as Doug Chiang, John Park, and Christian Alzman.
Join us for a spin around the gallery and get a closer look at the stunning art on display:
Here’s the official line:
The Mandalorian and the Child’
Inspired by the Disney+ Original series from Lucasfilm, The Mandalorian, this portrait depicts two key characters that feature in this critically acclaimed series.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and follows the travails of a lone gunfighter (the Mandalorian) making his way through a dangerous galaxy seeking a path that will lead to safety for the Child. While still an infant at the age of fifty years old, the Child is a mysterious alien pursued on behalf of Imperial interests. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serving as co-executive producers.
‘The Mandalorian and the Child’ portrait, shown publicly for the first time at this National Portrait Gallery display, demonstrates the bond between the two characters.
The portrait of ‘The Mandalorian and the Child’ is being shown at a display in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London to celebrate the launch of the second season of The Mandalorian on 30th October. Disney is supporting the Gallery’s Young People’s Programme.
And if this isn’t enough to have you dancing around like a Tusken Raider at a Bantha Barbecue, I was fortunate enough to be invited along to explore the gallery and experience this wonderful collection of art for myself. Join me for a virtual walk around the gallery:
The display will be available to view via a free-ticketed event, from Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October.
After exploring the gallery for myself, I can personally confirm that the portrait alone is worth popping in for. The colors are vibrant, the image is breathtaking and the shine of Mando’s Beskar armor simply gleams on the canvass. What better way to commemorate the return of The Mandalorian than immersing yourself in a glorious collection of art? Plus, the event is free to attend!
Even though our travel plans are severely restricted these days, if you’re in the area and want to get a little bit closer to the wonders of the galaxy far, far away I’d urge you to visit the exhibition. Tickets are FREE. Register your interest in a ticket to the display by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor’s Note | A BIG thank you to our friends at Disney Plus/WDW Entertainment for inviting us along to attend the event.