The Sitters Tale: Germaine Greer
New faces at the National Portrait Gallery: the great feminist loves Rego's `portrait of intelligence'
Sunday 04 July 1999
I think it's a wonderful picture. I know it doesn't make me look particularly good-looking, but I'm not good-looking so that's all right, I don't feel as if I've been caricatured or anything. But what I think it does look like, it looks like a portrait of intelligence - it's got this incredible flicker about it, of energy, which is her energy more than mine, but my image is invested with her power and her concentration.
Germaine Greer's 1995 portrait by Paula Rego hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, WC2 (0171 306 0055)
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